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Erdogan: ‘Innocent girls, elderly people are openly executed by Israel’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashes out at Israel, accusing it of “openly executing” and “mercilessly murdering” innocent Palestinians.

Speaking at a conference organized by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Erdogan says the situation in the Holy Land and in Jerusalem “gets worse day by day. Israel’s attitude which knows no rights, law, justice or humanity continuously deepens the crisis in the region to the detriment of Muslims.”

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a meeting on Turkish archives, in Ankara, Turkey, April 24, 2019. (Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)

“We today face a Palestine on the streets of which innocent girls, fathers, mothers, elderly people, children and young people are openly executed and mercilessly murdered by Israel. What is more, Western countries and — I regret to say — some Arab states practically encourage this brutality of Israel. We, as Turkey, most of the time feel ourselves left alone in our objections to the oppression in Al-Quds and Palestine.”

“We will continue to uphold the truth and justice and stand by the oppressed at all costs. We will never stop defending the Al-Quds cause and the rights of the Palestinians or acting in solidarity with all the oppressed,” adds Erdogan, who has been widely accused of oppressing minorities in Turkey and quashing civil liberties.

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