Blinken says Turkey is committed to a ‘positive’ role in postwar Gaza as he opens a diplomatic push

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, left, meets with Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan at Vahdettin, a private residence of the Presidency, Saturday, in Istanbul, Turkey. (Evelyn Hockstein/Pool Photo via AP)

CHANIA, Greece — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Saturday that Turkey is committed to playing “a positive, productive” role for postwar Gaza and prepared to use its influence in the region to prevent the Israel-Hamas conflict from broadening even more.