Turkey summons its ambassador to Tel Aviv for consultations

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Turkey announced on Saturday that its ambassador to Tel Aviv, Shakir Ozkar Torunlar, was summoned to Ankara for consultations.

In a statement issued by it, the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that it had summoned its ambassador to Tel Aviv due to “the Israeli side’s failure to respond to ceasefire demands and its continued attacks on civilians.”

The statement added that the summoning of the Turkish ambassador was also due to “Israel’s failure to allow humanitarian aid to enter Gaza on a permanent and continuous basis, and taking into account the humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza.”

For 29 days, the Israeli army has been waging a war on the Gaza Strip, which has resulted in the death and injury of thousands of Palestinians, most of them civilians, and has caused a catastrophic humanitarian situation, according to warnings issued by international institutions.