President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Blinken: Middle East nations need to use influence to prevent ‘endless cycle of violence’

  • Blinken’s fourth crisis tour since the start of the Israel-Hamas war three months ago comes with fears mounting that the conflict will engulf swathes of the Middle East
  • Turkiye asked Hamas leaders to leave Istanbul after the Oct. 7 attack on Israel, but has since denounced Israel's reprisal attacks in Gaza
By Reuters ·