Erdogan urges recognition of Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

          Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on Washington to turn back from its “unlawful and provocative decision” on Jerusalem, and urged world states to recognize East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine. Erdogan says the “process to include Palestine in international agreements and institutions should be sped up.” Turkey has said Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital would plunge the world “into a fire with no end,” and called an emergency summit of the world’s main pan-Islamic body, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, to urge Washington to change course. Branding Trump’s move as the “greatest crime” that threatens world peace and a flagrant violation of international law, Abbas noted the international community has nearly unanimously opposed the decision, calling it a “provocation” to Muslim and Christian sentiments.


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