Turkey decides to join the lawsuit against Israel


Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan announced that his country had joined the “genocide” lawsuit filed by South Africa against Israel at the International Court of Justice.

This came in a press conference held by Fidan with his Indonesian counterpart, Retno Marsudi, on Wednesday in the Turkish capital, Ankara.

Fidan indicated that he sensed during his discussions in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, with the countries that recognize Palestine, especially within the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the Arab League countries, that some of them were ready to take a position on the genocide lawsuit against Israel before the International Court of Justice.

He stated that Nicaragua and Colombia had taken a concrete position on the issue, adding: “We presented the results of our assessments today to President (Recep Tayyip Erdogan), and I would like to announce them here for the first time. In accordance with the political decision taken, we in Turkey decided to join the lawsuit filed by South Africa against Israel.” (genocide) at the International Court of Justice.”

Minister Fidan expressed his hope that the case at the International Court of Justice would proceed in the right direction with this step taken by Turkey.

He continued: “We will complete our legal procedures after our president made this political decision and announced it to the whole world.”

He added: “In the meantime, we will continue to work with all friendly and allied countries on what can be done regarding the issue and any other countries that can also submit requests.”