Erdogan Slams Israeli Police Raid on Al-Aqsa Mosque


In a show of condemnation for the Israeli police raid on Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque on Wednesday, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called the act a “red line” for Turkey and said it was a “vile attack.” Speaking at a fast-breaking dinner, Erdogan offered his condolences to the people of Israel and Palestine and called on the violence to be stopped as soon as possible during the holy month of Ramadan.

Erdogan said that these attacks on the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which serves as the first qiblah of Muslims, represent “the politics of repression, the politics of blood, the politics of provocation.” He stated that Turkey could not stay quiet any longer in the face of such attacks, and warned that trampling on the sanctity of the Haram al-Sharif would be a red line for his country.

Tayyip Erdogan is a prominent Turkish politician who has served as the 12th President of Turkey since 2014. He previously served as Prime Minister from 2003 to 2014. Erdogan has promoted more conservative policies, and has fought hard for Turkey’s recognition in the international arena. His efforts to build stronger ties between Turkey and other countries have come with mixed reactions from the citizens.

Turkey is a country located in both East and Southeast Europe, and in Southwest Asia. The country has had a rich history marked by different empires and cultures. It has been a strategic NATO partner since 1952, and enjoys significant influence in the world today. Turkey is a vibrant and diverse country, boasting wonderful cultural heritage, food, and hospitality. To this day, Turkey remains a cornerstone in the Middle East and is renowned for its commitment to promoting peace, stability, and tolerance.