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Erdogan condemns Israel's 'heinous attacks' on Al-Aqsa Mosque

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at Hz. Ali Mosque in Uskudar district of Istanbul, Turkey on May 07, 2021 [Serhat Çağdaş/Anadolu Agency]
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at Hz. Ali Mosque in Uskudar district of Istanbul, Turkey on May 07, 2021 [Serhat Çağdaş/Anadolu Agency]

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday condemned Israel's "heinous attacks against our first qibla #AlAqsaMosque", he wrote on Twitter.

He went on to urge the world to take effective action against Israeli attacks on Al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem and Palestinian homes.

"Jerusalem is the world itself. And the Muslims there are humanity itself," Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Twitter.

He said that protecting the honor and dignity of the holy city of Jerusalem was the duty of every Muslim.

"We regard every attack on places of worship, chiefly Al-Aqsa, and on Muslims, as attacks made on us," he said. "It is the duty of every individual who calls themselves a human being, to oppose tyrants that defile Jerusalem, home to the sacred for the three religions."

READ: 100 Palestinians injured after Israel fired at worshippers at Al-Aqsa Mosque

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