Category Archives: Israel

Thousands across Turkey protest Trump’s Jerusalem move

Thousands of Turks took to the streets following the Friday prayers after U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Protests, primarily in Istanbul and capital Ankara, are being held in various provinces across the country, including Samsun, Sinop, Kastamonu, Tokat, Amasya, Çankırı, Çorum, Van, Muş, Hakkari and Bitlis. While the universities in Turkish cities such as Trabzon, Bayburt, Rize and Giresun condemned the decision, members of non-governmental organizations in eastern Turkey reacted to the move and announced that they would stage protests. President Trump on Wednesday formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and initiated a plan to move the U.S.’s Israel embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city. “Today we finally acknowledge the obvious: that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital,” he said at the White House.

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Erdogan visits an activist, wounded when Israel seized a Turkish aid ship

Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan (3rd R) visits an activist, wounded when Israel seized a Turkish aid ship bound for Gaza, at Ataturk Hospital in Ankara.