Foreign Ministry to Erdoğan: See to your own business

Foreign Ministry severely censures words of Turkish president, who today called on world Muslims to overrun Jerusalem.

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Khaled Mashal, Recep Tayyip Erdogan
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The Foreign Ministry today (Tuesday) issued a statement censuring Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

In a speech given to activists of his party, Erdoğan called on Muslims throughout the world to swarm to Jerusalem.

"The words of the Turkish president today to his party's activists are delusional, unfounded, and distorted, and it would be better for him to see to the problems and hardships of his country.

"The days of the Ottoman Empire are over, the capital of the Jewish people was and will be Jerusalem," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

"Unlike the past, this is a city whose government is committed to security, liberty, freedom of worship, and respect for the rights of all minorities," the ministry statement said, adding, "Whoever lives in a glass house should not throw stones."