Erdogan: Israeli raids on Al-Aqsa Mosque are a red line for Turkey

Israel National News reports: “Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on Wednesday condemned the Israeli police raid on Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque, which led to clashes with worshippers, calling such acts in the mosque compound a ‘red line’ for Turkey, Reuters reported.

‘I condemn the vile acts against the first qiblah of Muslims in the name of my country and people, and I call for the attacks to be halted as soon as possible,’ Erdogan was quoted as having said in a speech at a fast-breaking dinner.

‘The name of this is the politics of repression, the politics of blood, the politics of provocation. Turkey can never remain silent and unmoved in the face of these attacks,’ Erdogan charged.

‘Putting a hand on Al-Aqsa Mosque and trampling on the sanctity of the Haram al-Sharif is a red line for us.’

His comments follow clashes which erupted on Tuesday night, when police forces entered Al-Aqsa Mosque after worshipers barricaded themselves inside and refused to leave. Hundreds were arrested…”

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