Hakan Fidan in Saudi Arabia for extraordinary meeting of Organization of Islamic Cooperation on ongoing crisis in Gaza, especially actions of Israeli military
Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan met his Saudi counterpart Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud and Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Salem Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah in Jeddah, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.
The meetings came ahead of an extraordinary meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Saudi Arabia focusing on the ongoing crisis in Gaza, especially the actions of the Israeli military.
Fidan will also address the meeting, which is taking place one day after over 500 people were killed in an Israeli airstrike on the Al-Ahli Baptist Hospital in the Gaza Strip.
Türkiye excoriated Israel over the strike.
“I call on all humanity to take action to stop Israel’s unprecedented brutality in Gaza,” he added.
Footage showed corpses scattered across the hospital grounds.
Thousands of Palestinians were at the hospital when the building came under bombardment, an Anadolu reporter said.
Israel has denied responsibility for the air raid, while numerous international actors called for an impartial investigation to prove who is culpable.
The airstrike came on the 12th day of the conflict between Israel and Hamas, with a growing international chorus of non-governmental groups and world leaders saying the Israeli bombing campaign on the besieged enclave – including healthcare facilities, residences, and houses of worship – violates international law and may constitute war crimes.