May 25, 2020 13:23 Asia/Tehran [Updated: May 25, 2020 19:57 Asia/Tehran]
  • Erdogan: Quds is the red line for Muslims around the world
    Erdogan: Quds is the red line for Muslims around the world

The Turkish president reiterated his country's support for Palestine as the Muslim world celebrates Eid al Fitr, the holiday marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Iran PressAsiaTurkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Sunday: "I would like to reiterate that Al Quds Al-Sharif, the holy site of three religions and our first Kiblah, is a red line for all Muslims worldwide."

"We will not allow the Palestinian lands to be offered to anyone else," Erdogan said in a video message on Twitter addressed to US Muslims.

He added: "I would like to reiterate that Al Quds Al-Sharif, the holy site of three religions and our first Kiblah, is a red line for all Muslims worldwide," Turkish TRT reported.

"It is clear that the global order has long failed to produce justice, peace, serenity, and order," he said.

The West Bank, including East Jerusalem, is seen as occupied territory under international law, thus making all Jewish settlements there – as well as the planned annexation – illegal.

Turning to the holiday, Erdoğan said: "I congratulate my American Muslim brothers and sisters' Eid al-Fitr on behalf of the citizens of the Republic of Turkey."

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"I pray to my Lord that these holy days may herald an era of peace, safety, and serenity for American Muslims, the entire Islamic world, and humankind," Erdoğan said.

The Turkish president's comments on Quds and Palestinians were made while dozens of Israeli occupiers attacked Palestinians outside the Al-Aqsa Mosque on Sunday, injuring a number of them.

Despite the brutal attacks of the Zionist military and their widespread deployment around the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Palestinians performed Eid al-Fitr prayers at Al-Ghazaleh Square, near Bab ul-Asbat (Asbat entrance) of Al-Aqsa Mosque. 104/207

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