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Turkey says attacks on Gaza 'amount to genocide'

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday called for Israel to stop its strikes on the Gaza Strip.

"I repeat my call for the Israeli leadership to never expand the scope of its attacks on civilians and to immediately end its operations amounting to genocide," Erdogan said on X, formerly known as Twitter.

Turkey has offered to help mediate the conflict and has sent aid for Gaza which is stuck at the Rafah crossing on Gaza's border with Egypt.