Secretary of State Antony Blinken (Anthony Blinken) spoke by phone with his Turkish counterpart Hakan Fidan, State Department spokesman Matthew Miller said in a written statement.
What did the foreign ministers of America and occupied Turkey say?
As the representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs informs us:
The two sides discussed diplomatic efforts to prevent escalation of the conflict and reduce the humanitarian cost of the war. Minister Blinken stressed the need for Hamas to stop all violent attacks and immediately release the hostages. The Minister welcomed Turkey’s constructive participation.
In a few words that Mr. Miller did not mention:
- The lies are over. We recognize and condemn the cowardly attack carried out by Hamas against the Jewish state. Taking a stand on the killing of hundreds of Israeli and foreign citizens, including 25 Americans.
What then; Be good and good allies of the West… As for the rest, we will see soon and we will have time to analyze it…
Colleague Lena Argery Broadcast the following in ERT’s main bulletin:
Turkey’s relations with Washington appear to be entering a new phase of mistrust – which actually began with the downing of the Turkish drone – and continues with the harsh rhetoric of (Turkish Islamist President) Tayyip Erdogan.
It is a position that, it is said, neither Israel nor America will easily forget, and it is one of the reasons why Mr. Blinken did not visit Turkey despite touring the entire region.
What they are saying here (SS: in Washington) is that Erdogan’s relationship with Hamas at this stage may seem useful to them as a channel, but in the long run it does not serve Western interests.
For the first time, there are many voices in the political system, especially in Congress, demanding action, and even sanctions, so that Turkey stops supporting Hamas.
In this context, analysts in the American capital are talking about a new turning point for Erdogan and thus a missed opportunity to repair his relations with America.
The statement is in English
Office of the Spokesperson
The following is attributable to spokesperson Matthew Miller:
Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke by phone today with Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan. The two sides discussed diplomatic efforts to prevent the conflict from widening and reduce the humanitarian costs of the war. The Minister reiterated the need for Hamas to stop all violent attacks and release the hostages immediately. The Minister welcomed Türkiye’s constructive participation.
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