Qa-6, 25 January 2020, Statement Of The Spokesperson Of The Ministry Of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Hami Aksoy, In Response To A Question Regarding The The Banning Of Sheikh Ekrima Sabri, President Of The Supreme Islamic Council In Al-quds, From Entering The Al-aqsa Mosque By Israel

Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Foreign Affairs 25.01.2020

The banning of Sheikh Ekrima Sabri, President of the Supreme Islamic Council in al-Quds, from entering the al-Aqsa Mosque by Israeli authorities constitutes the latest example of Israel’s oppression, persecution and intimidation policy towards Palestine, which has been under its occupation for more than half a century.

It is obvious that this arbitrary decision, which amounts to an intervention in holy places and the internal affairs of the institutions responsible for their protection, cannot be considered in isolation from the attempts of Israel to undermine the legal status of al-Quds, as also seen from the fact that Palestinian Minister of al-Quds Affairs Fadi al-Hadami was detained three times in the past seven months by Israeli forces.

Such practices evoking fascism, that are not experienced even in dictatorial regimes, reveal the true face of the Israeli leadership with all its clarity.

In the face of Israel’s irresponsible and reckless attitude, we call on all members of the international community to protect the legitimate rights of the people of Palestine and exert every effort for the lifting of the ban on Mr. Ekrima Sabri.

Mustafa Osman Turan Ambassador
Sunday - Thursday

09:00 - 13:00 / 14:00 - 18:00

09:00-13:00 14:00-18:00
2/21/2020 2/21/2020 International Mother Language Day
3/17/2020 3/17/2020 Birthday of Father of Bangladesh Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman & National Children's Day
3/26/2020 3/26/2020 Independence Day of the People's Republic of Bangladesh
4/9/2020 4/9/2020 Shab-e Barat *
4/14/2020 4/14/2020 Bengal New Year
5/1/2020 5/1/2020 May Day
5/22/2020 5/22/2020 Shab-e-Qadr *
5/24/2020 5/26/2020 Eid-ul Fitr
7/31/2020 8/1/2020 Eid-ul Adha *
8/15/2020 8/15/2020 National Mourning Day
8/30/2020 8/30/2020 Ashura Day
10/29/2020 10/29/2020 Turkish Republic Day
10/30/2020 10/30/2020 Eid-e-Milad un-Nabi
12/16/2020 12/16/2020 Victory Day of the People's Republic of Bangladesh
12/25/2020 12/25/2020 Christmas
12/31/2020 12/31/2020 * Dates of the religious holidays are scheduled according to religious calendars every year.