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Erdogan condemns Israel's 'excessive' use of force in Jerusalem
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today denounced as “excessive” the use of force by Israeli security forces in deadly clashes over sensitive Jerusalem holy site.

 

“I condemn Israel’s insistence on its position despite all warnings… and the excessive use of force by Israeli forces against our brothers gathered for Friday prayers,” he said in a statement.

 

Erdogan said that he was speaking in his capacity as the current chairman of the summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) whose chairmanship Turkey currently holds.