Canan Ozturk | Apr 5, 2019 | 0
Two Turks Detained In #Jerusalem
A brawl occurred between the Israeli Police and a group of Turkish citizens on visit, at the Kattanin Gate of the Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem After evening prayers.
According to eyewitnesses, a group of men, women and children visiting the Aqsa Mosque wearing Turkish flag print T-shirts and fez (traditional Ottoman hats made of red felt) were obstructed by the Israeli Police to enter the Harem-I Shariff, the Muslim area of the holy compound .
The Police requested the visitors to take off their Turkish print T-Shirts otherwise they would not be allowed to enter the mosque. Protesting this request, the group started a brawl with the Israeli Police upon which two of the visitors were detained.
The detained persons were named as Abdullah Kizilirmak and Mehmet Kargili, who carry dual-citizenships of Turkey and Belgium, have been on a visit to Jerusalem.