The Speaker of the Turkish Parliament, Mustafa Şentop, called on the Union of Councils of Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to take a common position regarding the Israeli attacks against Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Palestinian people.
This came in a phone call on Saturday with Ibrahim Bougali, head of the Algerian National People’s Assembly, whose country holds the rotating presidency of the Union of Councils of Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
Şentop stressed the need for the union to take a common position regarding Israel’s attacks on Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Palestinian people.
He stressed that the international community must take concrete steps and put this issue on its agenda urgently.
He also stressed that the Union of Councils of Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation must move quickly in the face of the attacks on Al-Aqsa Mosque.
At the suggestion of Şentop, it was decided to hold an online meeting on Monday between the speakers of the parliaments of Turkey, the president of the previous session of the union, Algeria, the current president, and the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, the president of the next session.
Over the past three days, there have been renewed incursions and attacks on Al-Aqsa Mosque, forcing worshipers out of it, in a dangerous Israeli escalation that was met with a wide wave of regional and international condemnations and denunciations.