Turkish President Calls on Int'l Community to Stop Israel's 'Despicable Attacks'
- May, 13, 2021 - 12:16
- World news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Israel's policies are in violation of fundamental human rights and must be stopped immediately, Turkey's president said Wednesday.
Turkey demands the “despicable attacks on Al-Aqsa Mosque and Muslims be stopped immediately,” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Twitter.
Decrying Israel’s actions as “violating decisions by humanity’s common organizations, fundamental human rights, international law, and all human values,” Erdogan said, “It is the duty of every single Muslim to protect the honor, glory and dignity of the holy city of Jerusalem al-Quds.”
If the UN Security Council fails to stop Israel with immediate and effective measures, this confirms that the international system is broken, he said.
Reiterating his critique of the UN Security Council and its five permanent unrepresentative members, he added, “The world is bigger than five.”
Meanwhile, Vice President Fuat Oktay said on Thursday that Muslim countries must show a united and clear stance over Israel's attacks in Gaza, while criticizing world powers for condemning violence without acting.
"What we desire is that active measures are taken," Oktay told reporters after morning prayers marking Eid al-Fitr and the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.
"There are decisions taken repeatedly at the United Nations, there are condemnations. But unfortunately, no result has been obtained, because a clear stance is not displayed."
Oktay said Muslims had a responsibility to act.
"Everyone who does not display a clear stance against this are a party to this torment," Oktay said.
"Unfortunately, when we look at the Muslim countries that do not display this unity and togetherness, everyone there who do not display a clear stance is a party to this."