Three Turks detained in East Jerusalem released on bail

Three Turks detained in East Jerusalem released on bail

JERUSALEM
Three Turks detained in East Jerusalem released on bail

Three Turkish citizens, who were detained at Al-Aqsa Mosque on Dec. 22, have been released on bail by an Israeli court on Dec. 23 evening.

Two of the Turkish citizens-- Abdullah Kızılırmak and Mehmet Kargılı -- are accused of "battering Israeli police and resistance".

The third one -- Adem Koç -- was accused of "disturbing public order and attending an illegal demonstration".

On Dec. 6, U.S. President Donald Trump announced his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital despite worldwide opposition.

The decision sparked angry demonstrations across the Muslim world. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and other top Turkish officials have been at the international forefront opposing the U.S. move.

On Thursday, the UN General Assembly overwhelmingly passed a resolution against the Trump decision by a vote of 128-9.

 

Turkey, Jerusalem, Israel