ANKARA, Wednesday, April 05, 2023 (WAFA) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today called for stopping “vile” attacks by Israeli occupation forces at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.
"I condemn the vile acts against the first qibla of Muslims and call for the attacks to be stopped as soon as possible,” Erdogan stated while condemning the Israeli occupation forces’ raid on Al-Aqsa Mosque and expressed his “sadness and anger”.
“Türkiye cannot remain silent in the face of attacks. Reaching out to Al-Aqsa Mosque and trampling on the sanctity of the Haram al-Sharif is our red line," Erdogan said after an iftar dinner with retired people in the capital Ankara.
“It is understood that behind the wave of violence caused by the Israeli ]government[ despite all the warnings, that they are stuck inside," he underlined.
"This is called the policy of oppression."