Protect Jerusalem, says Erdogan

‘Safeguarding Al-Aqsa Should Not Be Left To Children Armed With Stones’

TURKISH President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged Muslims on Tuesday to defend the Palestinian cause, striking a tough stance on Israel despite improved ties between the two nations.

Speaking at a parliamentary symposium on Jerusalem in Istanbul, Erdogan said “it is the common duty of all Muslims to embrace the Palestinian cause and protect Jerusalem,” adding that safeguarding the Al-Aqsa Mosque should not be left to children armed with nothing but stones.

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