Turkish President calls Buhari, seeks Nigeria’s support for Palestine
Charles Nwoke, Abuja, Nigeria.
May 15, 2021
Turkish President, Recep Erdogan has phoned the Nigerian President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), that he expects Nigeria to show solidarity with Palestinians following the latest onslaughts by Israel on Gaza and Jerusalem.
President Erdogan made the call when he spoke with Buhari on the telephone on Thursday evening.
The Turkish Presidency revealed 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 Israel, which he described as “unlawful, unjust and unscrupulous” a lesson.
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 Nigeria.
“Exchanging Eid al-Fitr greetings, the two leaders discussed bilateral relations and regional developments.
“Drawing attention to Turkey’s efforts exerted 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 equally 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, Abdul Dbeibeh.