Turkish president, Pope Francis discuss Israeli attacks on Palestinians


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Pope Francis spoke over the phone on Monday and discussed Israel's ongoing attacks on Palestinian territories.


During their conversation, according to a Turkish Communications Directorate statement, Erdogan said an atrocity is being committed in Palestine, adding Israel's attacks are not only against Palestinians, but all Muslims, Christians and humanity.


Apart from blocking access to the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, restricting the freedom of worship, killing innocent civilians in the Palestinian lands, violating the human dignity, Erdogan said the occupying Israel is also endangering regional security.


Erdogan said all humanity should unite against Israel’s illegal and inhuman practices that also violate the status of Jerusalem.