Turkey to inspect Jerusalem Temple Mount excavation

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Turkey is to send an inspection team to survey excavation work being carried out near the Temple Mount or Haram al-Sharif in East Jerusalem...

The work on an ancient mound near Jerusalem's holiest site has caused widespread anger in the Muslim world.

Israel is now showing the work live on the internet in a bid to calm Muslim fears the site is being damaged...<http://www.antiquities.org.il/home_eng.asp>;

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the Israeli leader, Ehud Olmert, had showed him photographs of the construction, "but they have failed to convince me 100%".

"I proposed to send a technical team to inspect on site the work that is being done and he (Olmert) has agreed," he told a press conference.

Mr Olmert welcomed the move, saying Israel had nothing to hide. "We will not touch any place that is holy to both Christians and Muslims," he said.

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