The Times of Israel: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday urged Muslims to throng to the Temple Mount in a show of solidarity with Palestinians as he issued a string of challenges to Israel, which he called “racist and discriminatory”
“We, as Muslims, should be visiting Al-Quds more often,” he said, reffering to Jerusalem by its Arabic name. “Each day that Jerusalem is under occupation is an insult to us,” he said at the opening ceremony of the International Forum on al-Quds Waqf in Istanbul, Turkey’s Hurriyet news reported.
Erdogan said increased Muslim visits to the Jerusalem holy site “would be the greatest support to our brothers there.” more …
Opinion: This is the same Turkish leader who launched the 2010 Mavi Marmara flotilla to break Israel’s checkpoint that prevents missiles and tunnel-building materials from entering Gaza.
This is the same Turkish leader who received an apology from Israel’s Prime Minister, coerced by Barack Obama, for Turkey’s act of aggression.
And this is the same Turkish leader who openly flaunts his unwavering support for Hamas, pokes a finger in the eye of the EU/NATO, and crushed a phony coup imprisoning tens of thousands in the process.
Erdogan did all that before becoming a Sultan in Turkey’s April 16, 2017 referendum; and it appears he is now trying to start a regional proxy war (here) over the Temple Mount.
It is time for the Trump administration to recognize Erdogan for the terrorist he is.