Scrolling news:

Turkey: Erdogan meets Hamas leader over Al-Aqsa clashes

15th Sep 2015
Turkey: Erdogan meets Hamas leader over Al-Aqsa clashes

ANKARA, WASHINGTON (AA): Hamas leader Khaled Meshal on Monday briefed Turkey’s president about clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces at Al-Aqsa Mosque, a presidency source said.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Meshal, the group’s political chief, after violence erupted Sunday and continued into Monday at the site in east Jerusalem, which is revered by Jews and Muslims.

Erdogan strongly condemned the violence, which left dozens injured, the source said on customary condition of anonymity. During the meeting in Ankara, Meshal thanked Erdogan for his sensitivity and support.

Israeli forces withdrew from the compound Monday following fierce clashes with Palestinians, Sheikh Azzam al-Khatib, director general of Al-Aqsa affairs, told Anadolu Agency.

Israeli police stationed at the compound later allowedPalestinians back into the area.

Addressing the issue Monday, State Department spokesman John Kirby also expressed his concerns and condemned the violence around the al-Aqsa Mosque.

“The United States is deeply concerned by the recent violence and escalating tensions surrounding the Haram al-Sharif, Temple Mount. We strongly condemn all acts of violence,” Kirby said using the names attributed to the area by Arabs and Israelis, respectively.

He urged all sides to refrain from provocative actions and keep the “unchanged historic status quo on the Haram al-Sharif Temple Mount”.

For Muslims, Al-Aqsa represents the world’s third holiest site.

Author: Kasım İleri, Hale Türkeş
[Photo: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) welcomes Leader of Hamas’ Political Bureau, Khaled Meshaal prior to their meeting at the Presidential palace in Ankara, Turkey on September 14, 2015. Photgrapher: Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Turkish Presidency Press Office/Anadolu Agency]

Leave a Comment

What is 7 + 5 ?
Please leave these two fields as-is:
IMPORTANT! To be able to proceed, you need to solve the following simple math (so we know that you are a human) :-)

Over 120 people attended a landmark conference on the media reporting of Islam and Muslims. It was held jointly by The Muslim News and Society of Editors in London on September 15.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence event is to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to society. Over 850 people from diverse background, Muslim and non-Muslim, attended the gala dinner.

Latest Tweets

Betboo Porno izle Mobile porn hilesi