Due to Erdogan’s visit, extraordinary security measures were taken in the city
3,500 law enforcement agencies and NBCR teams who are experts against nuclear, biological, chemical and radiological hazards also served.
While “green zone” was declared in the city, demonstrations were not allowed in the regions where Erdogan was in contact.
Police officials said that these measures taken to protect Erdogan and his delegation
President Erdogan criticized the Pope in his speech in Istanbul on March 26, 2017, before the April 16 referendum.
Erdogan gave the Pope a gift from Iznik
Erdogan gave the Pope the Italian and English prints of the Mesnevi and the miniature Iznik tribe who depicted the old Istanbul in 24 pieces. The Pope presented Erdogan with a statement expressing a medal of peace, anguish over the evil, “This medallion represents a world based on peace and fairness”.
#Erdogan suggests he is meeting with Pope @Pontifex as representative of 1.7 billion Muslims worldwide, recalls #Turkey‘s term presidency of OIC, says US is isolated on #Jerusalem issue.
“These are not honest. Now the members of the European Union came together in the Vatican. These developments evoke something; no, why did you come together in the Vatican, why did you come together in the presence of the Pope. Since when has the Pope been a member of the European Union? The Crusader alliance showed up at last. What did they tell us so far? ‘You are saying this to us, but there is not such a thing’. Yes, because you do not let Muslim Turkey. I have spoken to them, see you tomorrow. “