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Türkiye’s communications director says real problem is ‘Israeli issue’

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Türkiye’s communications director says real problem is ‘Israeli issue’

Published November 06,2023


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The “Palestinian problem” has been mentioned for years, however the actual downside is the “Israeli issue,” Turkish Communications Director Fahrettin Altun mentioned Sunday.

“Today, we are here to proclaim the true name of this problem to the world, which for years has been referred to as ‘the Palestinian issue.’ The name of this problem is ‘the Israeli issue,” Altun mentioned on the TRT World Citizen Humanitarian Film Festival in Istanbul.

He added that “not only the Middle East, not only our region, but the whole world is facing this issue.”

“As long as the Israeli problem is ignored, this historically growing crisis will continue to escalate and threaten humanity further,” he mentioned.

Regarding numbers and statistics shared by worldwide organizations, he mentioned: “What spurs us to address humanitarian crises isn’t merely the reduction of tragedies to statistics or categories but rather the capacity to empathize with the suffering and lives of each individual affected.”

He added that Türkiye has change into one of many first international locations to take duty and ship support to the area with concrete affords corresponding to assuming the function of guarantor for a cease-fire.

While Western international locations try to legitimize the assaults of Israel, which has clearly “committed war crimes,” Türkiye has stood towards the systematic oppression carried out by Israel in Gaza and different components of Palestine.

“With the unity of the state and nation, Türkiye is against this oppression and stands with the oppressed,” he mentioned, including his nation is in favor of at all times giving precedence to the humanitarian method in fixing international and regional issues and preserving diplomatic channels open.

Altun mentioned the TRT World Citizen Humanitarian Film Festival has a singular skill to make clear international issues and humanitarian crises by way of the lens of cinema.

He concluded his speech by expressing hope that the competition, as an initiative, would contribute to international peace, prosperity, justice and stability and convey collectively filmmakers and storytellers to extend its affect in addressing the world’s most urgent humanitarian points.

Last week, the Israeli military expanded its air and floor assaults on the Gaza Strip, which has been below relentless airstrikes because the Palestinian group Hamas launched a shock offensive on Oct. 7.

The variety of Palestinians killed in Israeli bombardments within the Gaza Strip has risen to 9,770, the Health Ministry within the blockaded enclave introduced Sunday.

“The death toll as a result of the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip since Oct. 7 is 9,770, including 4,800 children and 2,550 women,” the ministry mentioned in a press release.

Source: www.anews.com.tr

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