The recent meeting between Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi in Ankara has underscored their commitment to upholding regional stability by addressing the ongoing conflict between Israel and Gaza. The leaders emphasized the importance of refraining from actions that could further destabilize the Middle East, expressing their shared concern over Israel’s relentless attacks on Gaza and the need for a just and enduring peace in the region. *Striving for Middle East Stability* President Erdogan highlighted the necessity of avoiding measures that could jeopardize the security and stability of the region, emphasizing the imperative for constructive cooperation against cross-border threats. The discussions between the two leaders revolved around containing the escalation of the crisis in the region, particularly in areas such as Yemen and the Red Sea. Their joint commitment to combatting terrorism also featured prominently in their deliberations. *Stand Against Inhumane Attacks* Turkey, known for its vocal condemnation of Israel’s assaults on Gaza, has been an advocate for an immediate ceasefire and has lent support to legal actions seeking accountability for Israel’s actions through avenues such as genocide trials. However, the nation’s maintained commercial ties with Israel has sparked criticism domestically and in Iran. *The Axis of Resistance and Regional Implications* Iran, spearheading what it terms the “axis of resistance,” has aligned itself with entities such as Hamas, Yemen’s Houthis, and other Shia Muslim groups in the region that have confronted Israel and its Western allies. The conflict in Gaza has raised concerns about its potential spillover into the broader region, with the United States and the United Kingdom conducting strikes in Yemen in response to Houthi attacks on ships in the Red Sea.