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Erdoğan praises Spain’s Sánchez for supporting Palestine during Gaza war


Turkey and Spain are working exhausting to develop and deepen their relationship.

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has praised his Spanish counterpart, Prime Minsiter Pedro Sánchez, for main his nation in assist of Palestine during the continuing Gaza battle.

On a go to to Madrid for a significant bilateral summit, Erdoğan expressed his admiration for Sánchez, whom he described as a “expensive pal”.

“The genocide that has been occurring in Gaza for 250 days hurts everybody with conscience, … no nation with a conscience can settle for this,” the Turkish chief added.

Spain in early June introduced it will be a part of South Africa’s case on the Worldwide Courtroom of Justice in opposition to Israel over allegations of war crimes in Gaza. Sánchez had beforehand criticised Israel for the conduct of its navy marketing campaign.

Some 37,000 Palestinians have reportedly been killed since Israel started its present war in opposition to Hamas. A deal to impose a ceasefire and launch hostages captured by Hamas on 7 October 2023 has gathered worldwide assist, however is ready for approval from the combatants.

Erdoğan is attending the eighth intergovernmental summit between the 2 nations, which is ready to end result within the signing of not less than 13 bilateral agreements.

Throughout the assembly, Erdoğan mentioned he anticipated Spanish-Turkish relations to proceed growing and deepening.

Sánchez, in the meantime, described Turkey as a “key financial companion”, emphasising the good potential for elevated financial cooperation between the 2 international locations.

“We all know that regardless of ups and downs, Turkey’s structural fundamentals will hold it rising in financial weight and geopolitical significance within the many years to come back,” he mentioned.

Earlier on Wednesday, Spain’s King Felipe VI additionally welcomed Erdoğan and reiterated his nation’s dedication to strengthening the 2 international locations’ relationship.

Financial ties between Turkey and Spain have been strong, with commerce reaching new heights in recent times.

The bilateral commerce quantity between the 2 international locations is at present round €18 billion, with the goal of €20 billion initially set for 2021 now inside attain.

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