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The situation in Gaza is highly dangerous: Turkey's Delegation to the International Court of Justice (ICJ)

The Turkish delegation to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has characterized the ongoing developments in Gaza and the West Bank as "extraordinary" and "extremely perilous." Deputy Foreign Minister Ahmet Yildiz of Turkey delivered the country's oral statements on Monday during advisory proceedings concerning the legal ramifications of Israel's actions in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem.



Yildiz emphasized the urgent need for a ceasefire in Gaza and emphasized the importance of ensuring unimpeded aid delivery to Palestinians, particularly with the holy month of Ramadan approaching. He expressed concern over reports suggesting potential limitations on Muslim prayers at Haram al Sharif during Ramadan, highlighting the worrisome "provocative rhetoric" from certain Israeli officials.


In conveying Turkey's stance on the situation in the occupied Palestinian Territories, Yildiz underscored deep concerns over Israel's unilateral policies and actions, which he argued disrupt the status quo at Haram al Sharif. Furthermore, he asserted that the events unfolding since October 7 reaffirm the impossibility of achieving peace in the region without addressing the root causes of the Gaza conflict.

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