“In Arabic the speech says that turning Hagia Sophia into a mosque is part of the “return of freedom to al-Aqsa,”
After Erdogan Blasts Jewish Building in Judea-Samaria: Deadly 6.8 Earthquake Topples Buildings in Turkey
The earthquake comes two weeks after Turkey’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement condemning Jews living in Judea and Samaria.
As part of a “faith-based crusade,” President Trump is threatening sanctions against Turkey over a simple preacher who has become the focus of an international dispute.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Israel of being racist and becoming a state based on apartheid, following passing Nation State Bill.
Turkish Islamic groups been sponsoring trips and programs for thousands of local Palestinians, and were a major force behind Temple Mount protests.
Tensions between Israel and Turkey are flaring as for the second time in less than six months, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for a pan-Islamic meeting to discuss a coalition against Israel.
‘Iran views the outcome of the Ankara summit as a green light to continue entrenching itself in Syria,’ one senior defense official said, calling it ‘a disconcerting development for Israel.’
Netanyahu tweeted a response to the criticism by the President of Turkey concerning Israel’s response to mass riots on its southern border. In this exchange, Netanyahu gave far better than he received.
‘Europe will be Muslim,’ said Member of Parliament, Alparslan Kavaklıoğlu. ‘We will be effective there, Allah willing. I am sure of that.’
Regarding such a campaign, one Israeli expert on Islam stated emphatically, ‘make no mistake; this is war.’