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Turkish foreign minister meets his Saudi, Kuwaiti counterparts in Jeddah

Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan met his Saudi counterpart Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud and Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Salem Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah in Jeddah, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

The meetings came ahead of an extraordinary meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Saudi Arabia focusing on the ongoing crisis in Gaza, especially the actions of the Israeli military.

Fidan will also address the meeting, which is taking place one day after over 500 people were killed in an Israeli airstrike on the Al-Ahli Baptist Hospital in the Gaza Strip.

Türkiye excoriated Israel over the strike.

"Striking a hospital where there are women, children, and innocent civilians is the latest example of Israel's attacks devoid of fundamental human values," Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a post on X.

"I call on all humanity to take action to stop Israel's unprecedented brutality in Gaza," he added.

Footage showed corpses scattered across the hospital grounds.

Thousands of Palestinians were at the hospital when the building came under bombardment, an Anadolu reporter said.

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