Sep 17 2018

Turkish aid agency distributes tablets to students in East Jerusalem

Turkey’s Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) distributed tablets to 300 students and 30 teachers at Riyad al-Aqsa schools in East Jerusalem on Monday, state-run Anadolu news agency reported.

Hundreds of students studying at the schools which provide education at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, most of them in need and orphans, were gifted with the tablets, the agency quoted TIKA Palestine Program Coordinator Bulent Korkmaz as saying.

"These schools are non-profit and most of the pupils are poor and orphans. As TIKA, we support these schools in every way," Korkmaz noted.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, among the strongest critics of U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem last December, has been vocal supporter of the Palestinian people.