Fidan and Blinken discuss Gaza and NATO expansion on phone call
Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan on Sunday engaged in a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, where they discussed the evolving situation in Israel, Palestine, and the expansion process of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
According to diplomatic sources, Minister Fidan and his American counterpart, Secretary Blinken, held a comprehensive discussion, addressing several pressing issues in the region.
Foremost, the conversation revolved around the ongoing conflict in Gaza and the necessity of preventing its spillover into neighboring regions. Both officials acknowledged the urgency of securing the release of hostages and facilitating the establishment of humanitarian aid corridors to address the dire humanitarian situation in the area.
In a Twitter post following the discussion, Secretary Blinken wrote, "I spoke with Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan to discuss our efforts to prevent the escalation of the situation in Gaza, ensure the release of hostages, and mobilize humanitarian aid. Additionally, we deliberated on Sweden's accession to NATO."