BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:10 P.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that his country will not allow Israel to annex any Palestinian lands, including the West Bank region.

In a response to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s pledge to “apply sovereignty in a wise way in Judea and Samaria”, Erdogan threatened them over its new government’s plans to annex these lands.

“We are witnessing a new plan of occupation and annexation by Israel that threatens Palestinian sovereignty and is contrary to international law”, Erdogan said.

While stating that Turkey is the “only voice defending the Palestinians today, Erdogan asserted that his nation “won’t allow the transfer of Palestinian land to anyone”, denouncing the current “world order”.

“The world order has let down the Palestinians, and has not successfully brought peace, justice, security, and order to this part of the world”.

He referred to Jerusalem and the Temple Mount as the location “holy to three religions” dubbing it “the red line” for Muslims worldwide.

Erdogan has often attempted to champion the Palestinian cause and cutoff ties with Israel over the previous attacks on Gaza.

However, despite these threats, several reports have recently surfaced about a potential rapprochement between the two countries amid Ankara’s ongoing dispute with Cyprus, Greece, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and France over Turkey’s role in Libya and their intentions in the eastern Mediterranean.

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