Turkey’s President said on Monday that his country will continue to work with Jordan to prevent the recurrence of attacks and violations of the kind that took place at the Noble Sanctuary of Al-Aqsa in occupied in Jerusalem recently, Anadolu has reported. Recep Tayyip Erdogan made his comments during a meeting with Jordan’s King Abdullah at the Husseiniya Palace in Amman.
“I am well aware of the sensitivity shown by my dear brother [King Abdullah], specifically regarding Palestine,” explained Erdogan, “and we will continue to support the Jordanian role in protecting the Islamic holy sites in Jerusalem.”
The Turkish leader noted that the Islamic world is going through “difficult days”, and that solidarity must be maintained with greater precision in this sensitive period in which the future is being shaped. “The only way to do that is to increase consultations and strengthen our cooperation mechanisms, and I am confident that today’s meetings will be very useful.”
President Erdogan expressed his happiness at visiting Jordan after 9 years. He extended his thanks for the interest that he and the delegation accompanying him had received.
Thanking King Abdullah on behalf of the Turkish people for his invitation, Erdogan added that the two countries are this year celebrating the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. His hosts’ solidarity with Turkey during last year’s attempted coup is much appreciated, the President added. “Turkey and its people will always stand with the Jordanians,” he insisted.
The Turkish President was in Amman for a one-day visit. He was accompanied by Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Energy and Natural Resources Minister Berat Albayrak and Transport, Maritime and Communication Minister Ahmet Arslan.