Turkey has decided to take part in the case of genocide in the Gaza Strip submitted to the International Court of Justice, according to South Africa's claim against Israel.
Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan said this at a joint press conference with his Indonesian counterpart Retna Marsudi in Ankara.

Fidan added that Turkey will continue to cooperate with all friendly and allied countries regarding the inclusion of new countries in this process.

The minister said that now about 136 countries recognize Palestine, but the status of Palestine is not registered in the UN Security Council due to the disapproval of European countries and the United States.

The head of Turkish diplomacy criticized the international community for its lack of action regarding the events taking place in Gaza.

In particular, he objected to the fact that in the 21st century, people are dying of hunger in the Gaza Strip, mass graves are waiting for civilians, including women, children, and the sick, in places where the Israeli army has retreated.

The minister said that no law would accept Israel's plans to expel the Palestinian people from their land.

"We are facing a choice. "Either we protect the law and humanity, or we all pay the price of Israeli oppression," he said.

We remind you that on December 29, 2023, South Africa filed a lawsuit against Israel at the International Court of Justice in The Hague for violating the Convention on the Prevention of Genocide. On January 3, 2024, Turkey issued a statement welcoming South Africa's action.
Earlier, similar applications were submitted by Nicaragua and Colombia. The court has not yet made a decision on whether to grant these appeals.

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