UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) – Turkey has reminded its ambassadors in the US and Israel that Israel’s actions in the Gaza Strip are genocide.
Turkey has recalled its ambassadors to the US and Israel in response to ongoing events in the Gaza Strip where more than 50 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli soldiers, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Monday.
“We have reminded our ambassadors in Washington and Tel Aviv for consultations. We convene an extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation – (OIC). I hope we meet in Istanbul on Friday. We also propose to convene an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council. We will hold talks with many heads of state. We proclaim a three-day national mourning from tomorrow,” Erdogan said.
He described Israel as a “terrorist state” and Israeli actions in the Gaza Strip as “genocide”.
The United States inaugurated their embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, the 70th anniversary of the proclamation of the State of Israel. Violent clashes erupted on Monday morning and continued into the afternoon along the border with the Gaza Strip.
According to the latest report provided to Sputnik by Gazan medical representative Ashraf al-Kidra, 52 Palestinians have been killed and more than 2,400 wounded by Israeli soldiers.