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Erdoğan's comments came after he called Tuesday on Muslims worldwide to “defend al-Aksa."
Erdogan ramps up his campaign for Turkish votes in Germany ahead of a tough electoral contest.
Both Turkey and Israel have nationalist roots and are at a crossroads of internal religious and ethnic disputes that are often enshrined in law
Netanyahu calls on world to condemn Turkish president for supporting terrorists.
By HERB KEINON
Turkish President Erdogan demands re-run of Istanbul mayoral election, as Turkish economy continues to slump.
By KRISTINA JOVANOVSKI/ THE MEDIA LINE
Halt to accession talks, recommended by European Parliament, could have an impact on E.U. funding for Ankara as well as foreign investment.
The train was carrying 362 passengers and was headed to Istanbul when five carriages came off the tracks, the transport ministry said in a statement.
"Syrians fleeing to the Turkish border seeking safety and asylum are being forced back with bullets and abuse."
Since last year's failed coup, Turkey has arrested some 50,000 people in a crackdown that is worrying some rights groups.
In a statement from his jail cell in northwest Turkey, Demirtas called for the HDP to prepare "a plan to fight for democracy and peace" in the face of a "political purge."
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has dismissed criticisms of the vote.
The roots of the “yes” vote, which the government barely won, are much deeper and the election is symbolically part of a decades old revolution in the country.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
In the southeastern Diyarbakir province, two people were killed and one wounded in a gunfight in a village schoolyard which was being used as a polling station.
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