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Turkish president discusses Gaza situation with Brazilian counterpart

'The pressure on Israel must be increased and sustained in order to end the oppression,' says Recep Tayyip Erdogan

23:31 - 14/06/2024 Friday
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with his Brazilian counterpart Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in Italy, Türkiye's Communications Directorate said on Friday.

"The meeting addressed relations between Türkiye and Brazil, Israel's atrocities in Gaza and what must be done to stop them as well as global developments," the directorate said in a statement on X.

Underlining that Tel Aviv "has become increasingly isolated lately," Erdogan said "the pressure on Israel must be increased and sustained in order to end the oppression," the statement added.

Israel has faced international condemnation for its continued brutal offensive on Gaza since Hamas' attack on Oct. 7, 2023, despite a UN Security Council resolution demanding an immediate cease-fire.

More than 37,300 Palestinians have since been killed in Gaza, most of them women and children, and over 85,100 others injured, according to local health authorities.

Over eight months into the Israeli war, vast tracts of Gaza lay in ruins amid a crippling blockade of food, clean water and medicine.

#Brazilian President
#Gaza
#Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
#Recep Tayyip Erdogan
#Turkish President
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