Erdogan discusses Palestine with world leaders
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Wednesday spoke with the leaders of a number of countries, including Germany, Iran, Indonesia, Qatar and Sudan and urged the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member countries to develop a "common stance" on the Gaza killings, Daily Sabah reported.
In his call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Erdogan exchanged views regarding the tensions in Gaza, while both leaders agreed that the current situation makes it difficult to find a solution to the problem, reports said.
He reportedly told Russia's Vladimir Putin that Israel's attacks on Palestinian demonstrators are shameful before the eyes of the world and he also informed the Russian president about the upcoming OIC meeting that will take place in Istanbul on May 18.
Erdogan's phone call with Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir came after at least 62 Palestinian demonstrators were martyred and hundreds injured by cross-border Israeli gunfire on Monday.