Erdogan called on ECO to raise its voice against Israel's actions in the Gaza Strip
Baku/09.11.23/Turan: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the member countries of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) to raise their voice against Israel's actions in the Gaza Strip, Anadolu reports.
"The Organization for Economic Cooperation, with a population of 500 million people and a total income of $1.5 trillion, undoubtedly occupies an important position. If today we, as ECO, and also as Muslims, do not raise our voice, then when else will we raise it?" the Turkish leader said, speaking at the 16th summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) in Tashkent on Thursday.
"The Israeli authorities continue to bomb schools, mosques, churches, hospitals and universities, ignoring all human values. Of the nearly 11,000 residents of the Gaza Strip mercilessly killed by Israel, 73 percent are women and children," Erdogan said.
According to the Turkish leader, Turkey today, with the support of Egypt, has sent 10 humanitarian aid planes with a volume of more than 230 tons to El-Arish airport.
In addition, the Turkish President drew attention to the termination of the Armenian occupation in Azerbaijan. "With the complete cessation of the occupation in Karabakh that lasted for more than 30 years, we have become one step closer to permanent peace in the region," Erdogan said.
Further, the Turkish leader drew attention to unfair practices against residents of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). "We have a responsibility to convey to the world the voices of Turkish Cypriots, unfairly isolated and under pressure because of illegal practices against them," the Turkish leader added.
Iranian President Ayatollah Syed Ibrahim Raisi, speaking at the summit, asked the participants of the meeting to commemorate the martyrs of Gaza and pray for the oppressed by reading Fatiha, IRNA reports.--0--