President Recep Erdogan of Turkey has told the
President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), that
he expects Nigeria to show solidarity with Palestinians
following the latest attacks by Israel on Jerusalem and
Erdogan made the call when he spoke with Buhari on the
telephone on Thursday evening.
The Turkish Presidency disclosed this in a message
posted on its Twitter handle, @trpresidency.
The Turkish President told Buhari that his country was
trying to get the international community to teach Isreal,
which he described as “unlawful, unjust and unscrupulous”
He expressed the belief that Nigeria will support
Palestinians in “this rightful cause.”
The message read, “President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
spoke by phone with President Muhammadu Buhari of
“Exchanging Eid al-Fitr greetings, the two leaders
discussed bilateral relations and regional developments.
“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.”
Apart from Buhari, reports say Erdogan had also spoken
with some other world leaders on the matter.
He was said to have spoken with Kyrgyz President, Sadyr
Japarov; his Afghan counterpart, Ashraf Ghani; Iraqi Prime
Minister, Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, a former Malaysian Prime
Minister, Mahathir Mohamad; and Libya’s Prime Minister,
According to media reports, Israel’s ongoing offensive on
Gaza has left 103 dead, including 27 children and 11
The reports quoted the Palestinian Health Ministry.
Another 580 people were said to have been injured.