Axar.az
UP
23 May 2018


Erdogan and Rivlin had a phone talk

Home page World
12 Punto 14 Punto 16 Punto 18 Punto

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin talked over the phone with Turkish President Recep Erdogan in a rare conversation between the two leaders over the escalating tensions around East Jerusalem's al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

Axar.az reports quoting Xinhua.

A statement released by Rivlin's spokesperson said that the conversation was held at the request of Erdogan, who wanted to be involved in finding a solution to quell the violence at the holy site.

Israeli media reported that the talk was held despite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the foreign ministry have objected the talk.

The ministry was concerned that such a talk would give Erdogan a leverage as an important mediator while in the past the Jewish country has accused him of inciting against Israel's position in annexed East Jerusalem, according to Channel 2 news TV.

In the talk, Rivlin told Erdogan that after terror attacks in Turkey, Israel was quick to condemn the acts. He said Israel expects "to hear similar condemnation from Turkey," according to the statement.

Rivlin claimed that Israel "was maintaining and would continue to maintain the status quo at the holy sites." He added that the controversial security measures, including new electronic detectors, were intended to ensure that attacks like Friday's deadly shooting assault will not be repeated.

"Israel is committed to safeguarding the lives of all the citizens who visited the holy places," Rivlin said.

Israel and Turkey renewed their full diplomatic ties in June 2016, following six years of diplomatic strife over the deadly Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound Turkish flotilla in 2010.

Date
2017.07.20 / 23:44
Author
Axar.az
Comments
See also

Iran's Zarif calls Pompeo's comments 'untrue'

French prime minister cancels Israel trip

UK should hold talks with Taliban: Defense secretary

Iran: We don't need 'green light' to bolster defenses

Palestine becomes party to chemical weapons convention

Russia vows to continue efforts to maintain Iran nuclear deal

Erdogan backs Venezuelan leader's election victory

Philippines can’t afford war with China: Duterte

North Korea allows South Korea reporters to visit nuclear site

Venezuela expels US diplomat

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