Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned Israel that he will not permit the annexation of “Palestinian land” and it will have consequences. The warning came in a message to American Muslims on the occasion of the Eid el-Fitr festival. He added that the city of Al-Quds (Jerusalem) is a red line for Muslims worldwide. Erdogan’s perennial push for influence is manfested in a prevalence of Turkish flags in eastern Jerusalem as well as Gaza Strip and the frequency of Turkish “pilgrims” to Temple Mount.
DEBKAfile adds: By routing the warning to Israel via the US Muslim community, Erdogan evidently hoped to incite domestic opposition to the Trump Middle East plan which approved Israel’s sovereignty over parts of Judea and Samaria.