As Erdogan increases his power, civil society organizations and their members are considered by many as the few remaining sources capable of placing a check on his total control over the country.
Turkish flags today fly everywhere in eastern Jerusalem and prominently on the Mount, too. Photos of the fiercely anti-Israel and openly antisemitic Erdogan adorn shops throughout the Old City.
"For the fourth year in a row, Turkish authorities have banned Istanbul Pride. The last time it went ahead seems like a lifetime ago."
We lost our Jewish soul in the course of so many wiseguy and tough-guy denials of the Armenian Genocide over the years.
Zionist Union MK Itzik Shmuly and Likud MK Amir Ohana stated they would submit legislation to make Israel the 30th country to recognize the Armenian genocide.
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Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said Jerusalem's status had been determined by international agreements and that preserving it was important for the peace of the region.
Peach and Eisenkot are set to discuss joint security challenges and will examine future military cooperation.
"Our adversaries attack us as a ‘second Israel in the region’ and this kind of Israeli talk contributes to that,” one Kurdish official said.
Erdoğan's comments came after he called Tuesday on Muslims worldwide to “defend al-Aksa."