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Israel to Erdogan: Days of Ottoman Empire are over

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on Muslims worldwide to “defend al-Aksa,” as the government’s decision late Monday night to remove controversial metal detectors at the site did not have an immediate calming effect. Erdogan issued a blistering attack on Israel at a meeting in Turkey’s Parliament of his AKP …


Erdogan wades into Qatari crisis as departed for Gulf tour

Speaking to reporters at a news conference in Istanbul Atatürk Airport before heading to Saudi Arabia, Erdoğan said that the Muslim world will not remain silent amid ongoing violations at Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem. Turkish PM condemns Israel Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım also condemned recent Israeli restrictions. According …