Erdogan condemns Israel’s ‘intervention’ at Al-Aqsa Mosque

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a conversation with his Palestinian counterpart, Mahmoud Abbas, and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres over the phone on April 17 and said he condemned the actions of Israel against worshippers in the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.

“During our call, I told Mr. Abbas that I strongly condemn Israel’s interventions against the worshippers in the Al-Aqsa Mosque and that we would stand up to provocations and threats to its status and spirit,” Erdoğan tweeted.

“While bitterly observing Ramadan in light of the events unfolding in Palestine, especially in Jerusalem, I wish Allah’s mercy on our brothers and sisters who lost their lives in Israel’s attacks and for the recovery of those who were injured,” Erdoğan said.

Turkey is always on Palestine’s side, Erdoğan said, emphasizing that the recent incidents remind the fact that all Palestinian groups must work collaboratively to achieve unity and reconciliation.