Protests underway near Israeli embassy in Ankara
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 15
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Protests are being held near the Israeli embassy in Ankara, Turkish media reported on May 15.
Reportedly, at least 300 people are taking part in the rally.
Protests against Israel will continue during the week, particularly after the Friday prayer in Ankara and in Istanbul, according to media.
Prime Minister Binali Yildirim earlier said Turkey is calling on Muslim countries to reconsider relations with Israel.
Yildirim noted that Turkey sharply condemns Israel's actions directed against Palestinians.
He stressed that Turkey, as before, will support Palestine.
Protest actions are underway in the Gaza Strip amid the 70th anniversary of establishment of Israel and the transfer of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Yesterday, Israeli soldiers opened fire at the protesters. According to the latest information, 55 Palestinians were killed in the clashes, more than 2,700 were injured. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas announced a three-day mourning.
The UN Security Council will mull the situation in the Gaza Strip on May 15.
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