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Turkey Joins the South African ‘Genocide’ Case Against Israel

Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan. Reuters
Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan. Reuters

Turkey’s Foreign Minister, Hakan Fidan, announced on Wednesday that his government would participate in the current ‘genocide’ case against Israel at the International Court of Justice.

"Upon completion of the legal text of our work, we will submit the declaration of official intervention before the ICJ with the objective of implementing this political decision," the minister said at a press conference in Ankara.

The decision comes as Turkish President Recep Erdogan, who has compared Israel’s prime minister to Adolf Hitler, indicated in January that he was preparing materials to assist with the South African-initiated effort.

The West Asian country will be joining 62 other governments in asking the Netherlands-based organization to determine that the Jewish state is guilty of failing “to prevent genocide” as it fights terrorists in Gaza.

Jerusalem has strongly rejected the allegations, describing the matter as “South Africa’s absurd blood libel.”

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