Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish President, has said he believes Nigeria would stand with Palestine in the ongoing war against Israel in Gaza.
Erdogan, on Friday, had a conversation with President Muhammadu Buhari by phone asking that Nigeria, as a member of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (IOC), stand with Palestine, another member of the organisation.
“President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke by phone with President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria. Exchanging Eid al-Fitr greetings, the two leaders discussed bilateral relations and regional developments,” the Turkish Presidency tweeted on Friday.
“Drawing attention to Turkey’s efforts exerted in order for the international community to teach the necessary lesson to unlawful, unjust and unscrupulous Israel due to its attacks against Palestine, President Erdogan voiced his belief that Nigeria would show solidarity with the Palestinians in this rightful cause.”
The Turkish president has also reportedly put a call through to the presidents or heads of states of Libya, Afghanistan, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Northern Cyprus, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Algeria, and Russia.
About 130 Palestinians and nine Israelis have been killed in the current faceoff between Hamas and Isreal Defense Forces (IDF).