Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave a speech at the opening ceremony of the Congress on higher education in the Islamic world. The head of state used his speech to make new attacks on Israel.
According to the President, the dismantling of the detectors is a step in the right direction, but this is not enough. He did not specify what further action he expects from the Israeli government, saying only that Israel’s policy could lead the region into an abyss of fire.
«Israel is trying to undermine the Islamic character of Jerusalem, every day inventing something new. They use the weakness of the Muslims. But those who are constantly criticizing our country, somehow silent when it comes to Jerusalem and the rights of the Palestinians,» he said.
Erdogan said that the gates of al-Aqsa mosque must remain open for Muslims and the whole world. «In Syria and Iraq are dying traces of millenary civilizations. Manuscripts of the famous library of Mosul turned into ashes. And al-Aqsa, the Muslim character of Jerusalem, continues to resist,» — said the head of state.