Axar.az
UP
19 July 2018


Erdogan condemns ‘humanitarian tragedy’ in Gaza

Home page Politics
12 Punto 14 Punto 16 Punto 18 Punto

The Turkish president on Monday condemned the “humanitarian tragedy” in Gaza describing Israeli violence against Palestinian protests as a “genocide”.

Axar.az informs citing AA.

At least 55 Palestinian demonstrators have been martyred Monday -- and hundreds more injured -- by Israeli army forces deployed along the Gaza border, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.

“Israel is a terrorist state,” said Erdogan, speaking to scholarship students in London. “We will continue to stand with Palestinian people with determination.”

“We will not allow today to be the day Muslim world loses Jerusalem,” he said, condemning the “humanitarian tragedy, this genocide”, no matter where it comes from, “either Israel or the United States”.

The Turkish president added that a “big rally” would be held in Istanbul on Friday over the violence in Gaza.

President Erdogan also said that the Turkish Red Crescent would deliver humanitarian aid to hospitals in Gaza.

Earlier on Monday Turkey recalled ambassadors in Tel Aviv and Washington for consultations, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said.

Bozdag also said that Turkish government declared 3 days of mourning in solidarity with Palestine and commemorate martyrs.

U.S. President Donald Trump sparked international outcry last December when he unilaterally recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital and vowed to relocate Washington's embassy to the city.

The embassy relocation coincides with the 70th anniversary of Israel’s establishment in 1948 -- an event Palestinians refer to as the “Nakba” or the “The Catastrophe”.

Thousands of Palestinians have gathered on Gaza Strip’s eastern border since early Monday morning to take part in protests aimed to commemorate the Nakba anniversary and protest relocating the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Date
2018.05.15 / 09:35
Author
Axar.az
Comments
See also

Zakir Hasanov met with Andrzej Kasprzyk

Azerbaijani and Italian FMs met in Baku

Sergio Mattarella: Italy support Karabakh conflict

President of Tajikistan to visit Azerbaijan

Trump accepts US intel assessment on Russian meddling

Italian President arrives in Azerbaijan for official visit

Trump neglects materials compiled by his assistants

Iranian advisors still in southern Syria: Rouhani envoy

Yemeni PM Arrives in Riyadh to discuss peace process

Mexican President vows to end practice of espionage

Latest
 
Xocalı soyqırımı — 1992-ci il Bağla
Bize yazin Bağla
ArxivBağla