Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed that his country will work to hold Israel accountable for the heinous massacres it committed in Gaza.
Speaking at the National Turkish Students' Union in Istanbul, Erdogan said that Türkiye is currently working with more than 2,000 lawyers to file a complaint with the relevant authorities regarding the Israeli massacres in Gaza.
The President touched on his visit to Germany, saying the West, bound by crusader imperialist ideals, stands united against Gaza, while the Islamic countries do not present serious and practical positions regarding Jerusalem and the Strip.
Israel is holding hostage about 10,000 Palestinian prisoners, said Erdogan, adding that Germany should work to free them, and in turn, Türkiye would help release those detained by the Hamas movement.
Erdogan said: "Take this step. And we shall take the mutual step. There is no other solution."
Erdogan continued that Türkiye enjoys a strategic location with significant historical, political, and diplomatic responsibilities.
He saw that his country was in a "ring of fire," which must be strong.
Erdogan added that anyone who says the country does not care "about Syria, Iraq, Karabakh, Libya, Bosnia, and al-Quds is either intentionally or unintentionally impeding Türkiye's great march."
- Israel's nuclear weapons
Erdogan pointed out, in statements to journalists who accompanied him on his return trip from Germany, that Israel is not a party to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.
He indicated that member countries can contact the International Atomic Energy Agency and request a monitoring mechanism, and "we will activate it."
"It is quite possible that the US will side with Israel and veto this issue," at the Security Council, he added, noting that the fact that this issue has become the subject of controversy is a huge event.
Erdogan continued that Türkiye would exert pressure to ensure Israel is adequately inspected for nuclear weapons.
Türkiye and Egypt were negotiating to transfer patients from Gaza, said the President, adding that Ankara will continue sending humanitarian aid to the Strip via the Rafah crossing.
He pointed out that Türkiye is currently working on the health situation in Gaza.
Erdogan reiterated that Türkiye will continue to make efforts to rebuild the damaged infrastructure, destroyed schools, hospitals, and water and energy facilities in Gaza.