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Turkish foreign minister, US secretary of state meet in Ankara to discuss Gaza


Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met in Ankara on Monday to discuss the latest situation in the Gaza Strip.


Fidan and Blinken are also expected to discuss regional and bilateral issues.

The US secretary of state on Sunday made a surprise visit to the occupied West Bank, where he met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.


Blinken's surprise visit was not limited to West Bank as he also visited Iraq and Greek Cypriot administration.


Meanwhile, members of the Youth Union of Türkiye gathered near the Turkish Foreign Ministry building to protest Blinken's visit to the Turkish capital.

Carrying Palestinian and Turkish flags, dozens of protesters chanted the slogan: "Blinken, the killer, get out of Türkiye."

Turkish security forces intervened to prevent any escalation.

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