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Turkish President and leader of the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (Photo by Adem ALTAN / AFP)

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan denounced Israel as a “cruel terrorist state” in a speech in Ankara Saturday in which he referred to recent police clashes with Palestinians in Jerusalem.

His comments came after more than 200 people were wounded when Israeli riot police clashed with Palestinians at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound late Friday.

This latest incident capped a week of unrest in the Holy City and the occupied West Bank.

“Israel, the cruel terrorist state, attacks the Muslims in Jerusalem whose only concern is to protect their homes … and their sacred values in a savage manner devoid of ethics,” Erdogan said.

The violence in Jerusalem was “an attack on all Muslims”, he said, adding that “protecting the honour of Jerusalem is a duty for every Muslim”.

He urged all countries, in particular Muslim countries, to react and…



Source: Guardian Newspaper