Al-Aqsa Mosque

Erdoğan, Herzog discuss escalation due to Israeli raids in Al-Aqsa

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has spoken over the phone with his Israeli counterpart, Isaac Herzog, and discussed Israel's security forces' raid on Al-Aqsa Mosque, their attack on the Qibla Masjid and their harsh attitude towards people at sacred places, said the Presidential Communications Directorate on April 8.

Trampling on Al-Aqsa mosque is our red line: Erdoğan

Türkiye on Wednesday denounced attacks inside Al-Aqsa mosque, with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan saying Israel had crossed a "red line".

"Türkiye cannot stay silent in the face of these attacks. Trampling on the Al-Aqsa mosque is our red line," Erdoğan said during a dinner for those breaking daytime fasting, a practice for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Violence at Jerusalem mosque prompts fears of wider fighting

Israeli police stormed into the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem's Old City early Wednesday, firing stun grenades at Palestinian youths who hurled firecrackers at them in a burst of violence during a sensitive holiday season. Palestinian militants in Gaza responded with rocket fire on southern Israel, prompting repeated Israeli airstrikes.

Israeli, Palestinian envoys spar at UN over Al-Aqsa visit

Israeli and Palestinian envoys to the United Nations on Thursday traded heated barbs at a Security Council meeting over the controversial visit by an Israeli minister to Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound.

Israel's ambassador to the UN, Gilad Erdan, called the session "pathetic" and "absurd" while the Palestinian envoy accused the Jewish state of acting "with absolute contempt."

Türkiye condemns Israel’s far-right minister’s visit to Al-Aqsa Mosque

Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu held a phone conversation with the minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, on Jan. 3 and discussed the latest developments in Afghanistan and the raid on Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Turkey condemns ‘provocative act’ by Israel’s Ben-Gvir

Turkey condemned on Tuesday a "provocative act" by Israel's new far-right national security minister Itamar Ben-Gvir, referring to his visit to Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem.

Ankara's statement came amid efforts by Turkey and Israel to normalize ties, after a four-year deterioration in relations, and mutual appointment of ambassadors.

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