Baku, Azerbaijan, May 17
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
The world community must sharply criticize and condemn Israel’s actions in Palestine, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said, Turkish media reported May 17.
He noted that the Palestinian issue is not only a problem of Turkey, but also of the entire Islamic world.
“Israel must be brought to responsibility for its actions in Palestine before the International Court of Justice,” Cavusoglu said.
On May 15, Israel's ambassador to Ankara Eitan Na'eh was summoned to the Turkish Foreign Ministry, where he was asked to leave the country.
Prime Minister Binali Yildirim earlier said Turkey is calling on Muslim countries to reconsider relations with Israel. Yildirim noted that Turkey sharply condemns Israel's actions against Palestinians.
Furthermore, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will hold an emergency meeting in Istanbul regarding Palestine on May 18.
Protests are underway in the Gaza Strip amid the 70th anniversary of establishment of Israel and the transfer of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
On May 13, Israeli soldiers opened fire at the protesters. According to the latest information, 100 Palestinians were killed in the clashes, more than 2,700 were injured.
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