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Turkish President: We Will Protect Against Judaization of Jerusalem

Turkish President Erdogan (Photo: wikicommons/The Russian Presidential Press and Information Office)

Israel's enemies - both in the Middle East and around the world - continue to attack, especially regarding Jewish ties to the Holy City. And comments by Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan show that he is no different, labeled by the speaker of Israel's Knesset as "an enemy." The Jerusalem Post's Tovah Lazaroff reports that Erdogan has vowed to fight what he called the "Judaization" of Jerusalem:

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday vowed that his government would work with the Palestinian people to guard against the "Judiazation of Jerusalem," according to Channel 2.

Erdogan made the comments to Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdella while the latter was on an official visit to Istanbul.

The Turkish President “confirmed the necessity of unifying efforts to protect Jerusalem against attempts of Judaization,” and reiterated an earlier call for Muslims from around the globe to visit the "Al-Aksa" mosque located on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

The comments came on the heels of statements Erdogan made earlier Monday at the opening ceremony of a two-day conference in Istanbul called “The International Forum on Al-Quds Wakf.”

“As a Muslim community, we need to visit al-Aksa Mosque often – each day that Jerusalem is under occupation is an insult to us,” Erdogan told the conference hours before meeting Hamdallah...



Tags: Middle East Unrest , Jerusalem

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