Erdogan declares 3 days of national mourning


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Wednesday three days of national mourning in the country out of respect for thousands of martyrs (in Palestine).

Through the “X” platform, Erdogan said: “We in Turkey feel within our hearts the extent of the great pain that our Palestinian brothers are experiencing.”

He added: “Therefore, national mourning was declared in our country for a period of 3 days out of respect for the thousands of our martyrs, most of whom are children and innocent civilians.”


President Erdogan’s circular also included the decision to declare national mourning.

Among what was stated in the resolution: “For the sake of those who lost their lives and those who were injured as a result of Israeli attacks against civilians, the most recent of which was the attack on a hospital on October 17, 2023, and in order to share the pain of the Palestinian people, we decided to declare national mourning for three days and lower flags throughout the country at half-mast.” The country and our embassies until sunset on Saturday, October 21, 2023.”