The president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, launched new heavy fire from both Israel and the West on the occasion of the developments in the Gaza Strip.
“Israel continues to bomb schools, mosques, churches, hospitals, crushing all humanitarian values.
Almost 73% of the 11,000 people brutally killed by Israel in Gaza are women and children,” Erdogan said while speaking at the 16th Economic Cooperation Organization Summit in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
And he denounced the West for its failure to pressure Israel to accept a cease-fire: “They are too weak to ask for a cease-fire, let alone criticize them. Those who turn a blind eye to those who burn the Holy Quran cannot even tolerate the Palestinian flag,” Erdogan said.
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Erdogan argued that the world was faced with “a fanaticism that even kills children” and called on the Muslim world to take action to stop the bloodshed in Gaza.
“When 25 people were killed in Paris, world leaders marched together, 10 thousand people were killed, the world is silent. Children and women… We see this every day on TV. If we, as an organization, do not raise our voices together today, when will we?’