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Erdogan Calls ’Israel’ Terrorist, Killer of Children
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday described the ‘Israeli' entity as terrorist and vowed to use "all means to fight" against the US recognition of al-Quds as the entity's capital.
"Palestine is an innocent victim... As for ‘Israel', it is a terrorist [state], yes, terrorist!" Erdogan said in a speech in the central city of Sivas.
"We will not abandon al-Quds to the mercy of a [state] that kills children."
Erdogan's speech came days after US President Donald Trump recognized al-Quds as the ‘capital' of ‘Israel', angering Palestinians and sparking protests in Muslim and Arab countries.
Four Palestinians were martyred and dozens injured in violence following the US announcement.
Rockets were fired from Gaza and ‘Israeli' occupation's warplanes carried out raids on the territory.
Erdogan earlier described the status of al-Quds as a "red line" for Muslims. He called Trump's declaration "null and void."
The Turkish president used his position as the current chairman of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation [OIC] to call a summit of the pan-Islamic group on Wednesday.
"We will show that applying the measure will not be as easy as that," he added on Sunday.
During his speech, Erdogan held a picture of what he said was a 14-year-old Palestinian boy from al-Khalil, in the Occupied West Bank, being dragged away by Zionist soldiers.
Turkey and ‘Israel' however normalized their relations in recent years.
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team
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