Turkiye’s Deputy FM to QNA: Turkiye, Qatar Will Continue to Deliver Aid to Gaza

Mersin, May 08 (QNA) – HE Turkiye’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Yasin Ekrem Serim affirmed that Turkiye has exerted tremendous efforts since the beginning of the war to support the Palestinian people in Gaza, especially after the situation reached a very critical stage.

Serim told Qatar News Agency (QNA) on the sidelines of the Turkiye-Qatar Gaza Goodness Ship Farewell Ceremony from the Turkish city of Mersin, that Turkey was one of the first countries to rush humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza.

He pointed to the numerous contacts made by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with many countries to put an end to the bloodshed in Gaza. Serim also mentioned the efforts made by Minister of Foreign Affairs Hakan Fidan, who emphasized in many international forums the right of the Palestinian people to live in peace and the acceptance of a two-state solution.

Serim said that while Turkiye is working on all fronts to pressure for a ceasefire in Gaza, and that Turkish aid to the people of Gaza has not stopped. He added Turkiye was cooperating today with Qatar, like it has since the beginning of the war, to deliver aid to Gaza.

He added that Turkiye-Qatar Gaza Goodness Ship sets sail today from the port of Mersin in southern Turkey to the Egyptian port of El-Arish, preparing to deliver its cargo to Gaza.

The Turkish minister thanked the State of Qatar for its efforts in providing aid to Gaza, confirming Turkey and Qatar’s ongoing efforts to achieve an immediate ceasefire and provide relief to the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip. (QNA)