Turkey has recalled its ambassadors to the US and Israel for consultations following May 14 massive protests at the Gaza border triggered 60 Palestinians killings, Turkish newspaper Hurriyet reported on May 15.
Following the May 14 clashes at the Gaza border, 60 Palestinian protesters were killed and over 2,771 were injured by Israeli forces. The protests were held amid the US embassy inauguration in Jerusalem, which took place for a passing fancy day.
On May 14, Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey Bekir Bozdag stressed that the US “violated United Nations Security Council decisions by opening its embassy in Jerusalem&rdquo ;.
“Today will go down in the history as Bloody Monday for Muslims and Islamic countries,” Bozdag said.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stated that the coujntry had declared a three-day national mourning “to stand in solidarity with our Palestinian brothers.”
Having labeled Israel “a terror state” and killings on May 14 a “genocide,” Erdoğan also said a huge rally will be held on May 18 in Istanbul as an indicator of solidarity.
Turkish President Condemned the relocation of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem as it might grow tensions: