Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday Israel is harming not only itself but the whole region with measures it has taken at a Jerusalem holy site, adding that Turkey would not allow Islam's sacred values to be "trampled" on.
Speaking to reporters on his return from a trip to Gulf nations, Erdogan accused Israel of suffering from a "lapse of reason" by equating Muslims with terrorists.
"We invite Israel to act in accordance with the law and with human values," Erdogan said. "With the steps it is taking, Israel is heading toward a mistake and toward isolation."
Turkey has criticized new measures Israel has set up after Arab gunmen earlier this month opened fire from the site, killing two Israeli policemen.