Skip to comments.Turkey urges Islamic world to unite against Israel, calls summit
Posted on 05/16/2018 9:19:58 AM PDT by Signalman
Turkey has urged Islamic countries to review their ties with Israel after dozens of Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire on the Gaza border.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim told his ruling party in parliament that Ankara would call an extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
"Islamic countries should without fail review their relations with Israel," Premier Yildirim said, adding, The Islamic world should move as one, with one voice, against this massacre."
Yildirim said that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who currently holds the rotating chairmanship of the body, called the OIC summit on Friday.
Yildirim said that after the summit at 3:00 pm a giant rally would be held at the vast Yenikapi meeting area in Istanbul under the slogan of "Stop the Oppression" to express solidarity with the Palestinians.
"This has nothing to do with party politics. This is to show solidarity, brotherhood and togetherness," he said.
"The Islamic world should move as one, with one voice, against this massacre," Yildirim added.
Ankara has reacted with fury to the killing Monday of 60 Palestinians in clashes and protests, on the same day as the United States formally moved its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem al-Quds from Tel Aviv in defiance of international outrage.
Ankara said it was recalling its ambassadors to the United States and Israel for consultations in the wake of the events.
On Tuesday, Israel expelled the Turkish consul in Jerusalem al-Quds.
The Foreign Ministry's spokesman said the consul had been summoned and was told to return to Turkey "for consultations for a period of time."
Yildirim earlier accused the US of sharing responsibility with Israel for a "vile massacre" along the Gaza border, during which dozens of Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire on Monday.
The United States took its place without complaint alongside the Israeli regime in this massacre of civilians and became a party to this crime against humanity," Yildirim told reporters in Ankara.
"This is vile massacre and we condemn it strongly," he added.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, during a visit to London, said that the United States had lost its role as mediator in the Middle East by moving its embassy to the occupied territories.
Turkish President accuses Israel of 'genocide'
President Erdogan later in a speech broadcast on Turkish state television accused Israel of carrying out a "genocide" as nearly 60 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces in one day of protests.
The Turkish president accused Israel of being a "terrorist" entity and announced he would pull ambassadors out of Israel and the US.
What Israel has done is genocide," the Turkish president said, adding, "I condemn this humanitarian drama, the genocide, from whichever side it comes, Israel or America.
He added: We will continue to stand with Palestinian people with determination."
Thousands held anti-Israeli rally in Istanbul
Thousands gathered in Istanbul's Istiklal Street to condemn the US' decision to relocate its embassy to Jerusalem al-Quds and the Israeli bloodshed in the Gaza Strip.
The rally organized by several NGOs under the name "Raise Your Voice Against Occupation."
Demonstrators carried banners that read "Al Quds belongs to Palestinians."
Speaking at the event, organizers and speakers said that the relocation has reignited an awakening for Muslims and encouraged them to put up a fight against the Israeli occupation.
They also called for protests to continue throughout Muslims' holy month of Ramadan outside the Israeli consulate in Istanbul.
Israeli gunfire killed 59 Palestinians and wounded over 2,700 in the Monday clashes, the highest toll in a single day since a series of protests demanding the right to return to ancestral homes began on March 30.
The embassy inauguration also coincides with the climax of a six-week demonstration on the 70th anniversary of Nakba Day (Day of Catastrophe), May 15, when Israel was created.
The occupied territories have witnessed new tensions ever since US President Donald Trump on December 6, 2017 announced US recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israels capital and said Washington would move US embassy to the city.
The dramatic decision triggered demonstrations in the occupied Palestinian territories as well as Iran, Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia, Algeria, Iraq, Morocco and other Muslim countries.
Prophecy coming together? Is the war of Gog/Magog just around the corner?
We are selling these idiots f35’s...
We are selling these idiots f35’s...
Didn’t this idiot say something the other day, like...if the people don’t want me, they should just say, Enough. And he was bombarded with, Enough.
On a more serious note, realizing that the US is about the only country that likes Israel, why is Turkey still a member of NATO? Ever since Erdogan made his hard turn to Islam, it’s been nothing but issues from him. Let him lay in bed with the hardliners. See what happens to him, his country and it’s economy, which I’m sure, tourism plays a huge role.
Hamas official: 50 of the 62 Gazans killed in border violence were our members
This proves what so many have tried to ignore: Hamas is behind these riots, and the branding of the riots as peaceful protests could not be further from the truth, said IDF spokesperson Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus.
I do not believe that at all.
[[”This is vile massacre and we condemn it strongly,” he added.]]
Bahahahahahaha- Yup- Turkey- the bastion of virtue and morality
“The most moral army in the world will not accept moral preaching from someone who for years indiscriminately has been bombarding civilian populations,” Netanyahu wrote on Twitter.
Why can’t the world of greater islam build these things on their own? And isn’t it haram to utilize (i.e., be subservient to) Western technology?
Turkey is lecturing another nation on genocide?
First, I don’t see Saudi Arabia having any interest. Nor will Egypt see much to gain out of this.
The King of Saudi Arabia might even stand up and state that he’s finished with paying for the Palestinian state. If he walked away, along with Trump...the only real money coming in would be Turkey, Iran and the EU. The house of cards would fall in a year.
Its about to get Biblical...
Babylon the Great & The Caliph Antichrist
How many Armenians did the Turks kill? Remind me again?
You nailed it; nobody in the ME likes Pallies or wants them in their backyards; they just find them useful against the Jews.
Pallies have been brainf***ed for seventy years by their Muslim “brethren” who left them in the camps rather than resettle them in the vastness of the Arab world. They’re condemned to be killer mad dogs & that’s all they will ever be.
Everyone asks why Turkey is in NATO?
It’s a very good question (even before Erdogan).
Israel’s Nukes do not distinguish between Iranians, ruskies, PRCs, Hezbos etc.
Hamas has admitted that 55 of those killed were Ham Ass terrorists and 3 were Islamic Jihad terrorists.
Massacre of innocent civilians?
Not so much.
1.8 million Armenians.
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