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Turkish Parliament discusses Israeli violations against Al-Aqsa

Turkish parliament in session [File photo]
Turkish parliament in session [File photo]

The Turkish parliament yesterday discussed the Israeli violations against Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Parliament Speaker, Ismail Kahraman, and lawmakers slammed the Israeli violations against Al-Aqsa in Jerusalem.

Kahraman who belongs to the ruling Justice and Development Party, called on the international community to shoulder its responsibility and react to the Israeli crimes against human rights and freedom of belief.

“I also call on Muslim countries to be more sensitive about defending the issues of our Palestinian brothers,” Kahraman added.

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Ozgur Ozel, parliamentary group leader of the opposition Republican People’s Party, stressed on the importance of the speaker’s condemnation of the Israeli violations and noted that his party supports the Palestinians’ struggle for independence.

Ahmet Yildirim parliamentary group leader of the Peoples’ Democratic Party said his movement is concerned that the Israeli repression and violence have reached a stage that hinders the Palestinians from worshipping.


Palestinians have been protesting for ten days in a row against the Israeli police placing metal detectors at the entrances of Al-Aqsa Mosque. Israel began taking the metal detector down last night however they have been replaced with advanced surveillance systems including infrared cameras which Palestinians oppose.

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