Turkey Recalls Washington and Tel Aviv Ambassadors as Erdogan Condemns “Genocide” of Palestinians

The Republic of Turkey has formally recalled the Ambassadors of the United States and “Israel” to Ankara over today’s regime instigated massacre of over 60 Palestinian protesters and the wounding of nearly 3,000, many of whom will likely die due to the severity of their wounds and a lack of adequate medical supplies in Gaza.

Protests began on the morning of the 14th of May, on the eve of Nakba Day. Before mid-afternoon, the day officially became the most deadly for Palestine in four years. Surviving protesters have vowed to continue their resistance through Nakba day on the 15th, the evening of which is the first day of the holy month of Ramadan for the world’s Muslims.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan affirmed that the regime’s actions were that of a “terrorist state” before calling the massacre a “genocide” inflicted upon the Palestinians.

 

Erdogan also announced that the Turkish Red Crescent would work to immediately deliver medical aid to the besieged people of Gaza. Also today, the Turkish Foreign Ministry issued a formal statement condemning the regime’s massacre of Palestinian demonstrators. The statement reads as follows:

“We curse the massacre carried out by Israeli security forces encouraged by this step on the Palestinians participating in peaceful demonstrations. Neither regional nor global peace and stability will be viable unless the Palestinian question is settled through a lasting and just solution and unfair treatments towards Palestinian people cease.

We strongly condemn the decision of the U.S. Administration to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem violating international law and all relevant UN Resolutions. We reiterate that this action is legally null and void”.

While the capitals of most Arab countries have been silent about the genocide of Palestinians, Turkish officials have spoken out in condemnation of the violence throughout the day. Along with Iran, Turkey is the only Middle Eastern power to have issued lengthy and stern statements condemning the regime’s atrocity against Palestine while Ankara also held the US jointly responsible for the actions of the Tel Aviv regime.

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