Turkish president condemns Israel's interventions against worshipers at Al-Aqsa
In phone call with Palestinian leader, Erdogan reiterates Turkiye's support for Palestine
In Sunday's phone call with his Palestinian counterpart, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan strongly condemned Israel's interventions against worshipers at Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem.
"During our talk, I expressed to Mr. (Mahmoud) Abbas that I strongly condemn Israel's interventions against the worshipers in Al-Aqsa Mosque and that we will stand against the provocations and threats against the status and spirituality of Al-Aqsa Mosque," Erdogan said on Twitter.
Erdogan reiterated Turkiye's support for Palestine, saying, "the events remind us of the necessity for all Palestinian groups to work towards unity and reconciliation."
The president also said he conveyed his gratitude to the Palestinian counterpart both for his urge for restraint and prudent leadership in terms of unity.
Al-Aqsa Mosque is the world's third-holiest site for Muslims. Jews call the area the "Temple Mount," claiming it was the site of two Jewish temples in ancient times.