Erdoğan speaks with Palestinian teenage protester Ahed Tamimi over the phone
Turkish President Erdoğan has congratulated Palestinian protest icon Ahed Tamimi in a phone call, hours after her release from Israeli prison.
Erdoğan lauded her “bravery and determination to fight”, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on July 29.
17-year-old Tamimi was released along with her mother, Nariman Tamimi, from Israeli prison after an 8-month detention.
“We will continue the resistance to achieve the freedom of the Palestinian people,” she told a press conference in the West Bank town of Nabi Saleh, west of Ramallah.
“We must boycott and isolate the [Israeli] occupation and put it on trial,” she added.
Tamimi was arrested in December after she slapped two Israeli soldiers outside her family home. She turned 17 in custody.
Some 300 minors are currently being held in Israeli prisons, according to Palestinian figures.