President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey has called on the UN and Muslim countries to halt the Israeli military offensive against the Palestinians in Gaza, Reuters has reported. Turkey, said Erdogan, will support any UN initiative to end the violence.
"We invite every state and every institution, regardless of their faith and origin, to act as soon as possible against Israel's attacks," Erdogan said in a televised address.
The Turkish leader has also spoken with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani about the escalation between Israel and Palestine. Bilateral ties were also discussed.
The former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dr Mahathir Mohamad, shared a post on Twitter in which he said that he too has had a phone discussion with Erdogan about the situation in occupied Palestine.
I also had the opportunity to call and wish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey, and his family all the blessings of Eid.
We also took the chance to discuss Palestine. pic.twitter.com/QxbEt8LnlQ
— Dr Mahathir Mohamad (@chedetofficial) May 13, 2021