Turkish President Erdogan Criticizes Gaza Blockade, Questions US Aircraft Carrier Deployment

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Objects to Israel's Gaza Blockade and Expresses Concerns Over US Aircraft Carrier Deployment

During a joint news conference with Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized Israel's blockade of Gaza, stating that cutting off electricity and water goes against the human rights of Palestinians. Erdogan also expressed his disapproval of US plans to send an aircraft carrier to the region, claiming that such a deployment could potentially result in "massacres". He questioned the purpose of the US aircraft carrier in Israel and suggested that it may be used to strike Gaza and cause severe casualties.

Turkish president also claimes that the US has been training and arming all terrorist groups at some 20 military bases in Syria, and turning entire Middle East into a bloodshed by unleashing them.

Erdogan reiterated his offer to mediate between the conflicting parties and affirmed his commitment to ending the ongoing war. Additionally, he mentioned plans to hold discussions with Russian President Vladimir Putin and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres later in the day in an effort to address the situation.

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