Turkish top diplomat calls on G20 to play more active role in Gaza

Türkiye's top diplomat has called on the G20 to play a more effective role in ending the tragedy of the Palestinians in Gaza through a full ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, in his diplomatic contacts on the sidelines of the G20 ministerial in Brazil.

Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan attended the G20 meeting in Rio de Janeiro hosted by Brazil, the term president of the international body of the 20 wealthiest countries and the European Union. He also had bilateral meetings with some of his counterparts from the participant countries, such as the United States, Germany, Egypt and Bolivia.

According to diplomatic sources, Fidan addressed his colleagues at the first forum devoted to the role of the G20 in ongoing international conflicts. Underlining the need for ending the ongoing massacres in Gaza, the minister called on the G20 and other international institutions to play a more active role in establishing a ceasefire and launching a new effort for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian question.

On the ongoing war between Ukraine and Russia, Fidan assured the G20 that Türkiye will continue its initiatives for resolving the conflict through a negotiated agreement. The Turkish minister also emphasized the growing role of the G20 in addressing all these geopolitical conflicts as well as challenges stemming from global disparity, injustice, economic turbulence, environmental problems and artificial intelligence.

Fidan meets US, German counterparts

On the sidelines of the G20 meetings, Fidan met United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken and German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock. In his meeting with Blinken, the two ministers did discuss joint steps for reaching a full ceasefire as soon as possible.


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