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21 September, Monday

Israel's harshness fanned by West, Arab states - Turkish President

Turkey raises lone voice against oppression in Jerusalem, Palestine, says country's president.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday the harsh stance of Israel was fanned by the West and some Arab nations, Eurasia Diary reports citing Anadolu Agency.

Speaking at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) meeting in Istanbul, Erdogan said he feels that Turkey is raising the lone voice against oppression in Jerusalem and Palestine.

Erdogan said that the imperialist approach of divide, disintegrate and rule continues in Islamic countries.

"Muslims, who make up about one-fourth of the world's population today, do not have, unfortunately, the political influence or the economic, social or cultural prowess," said Erdogan.

He noted that Turkey was classified in the very high development category in 2018 for the first time, posting a 0.806 value in the human development index.

Turkey ranked 59th among 189 countries and territories, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) said in a report released Monday.

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