Erdogan announced plans to open in East Jerusalem and the Turkish Embassy
Moscow. 17 Dec. INTERFAX.RU — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday expressed confidence that soon in East Jerusalem, Ankara will open an Embassy in Palestine.
“The day is near when we will officially open our Embassy there,” said he, speaking with a speech in which he criticized the United States for the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and the decision to move from tel Aviv to the American Embassy.
Earlier this week, member countries of the organization of Islamic cooperation, at an emergency meeting in Istanbul recognized the state of Palestine with its capital in East Jerusalem.
6 Dec Donald trump announced that the U.S. recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and intend to move its Embassy. This decision was criticized by even some close allies of Washington, which stated that the recognition will only bring instability in an already dangerous region.
Israel considers Jerusalem the capital of the state, but most countries refuse to recognize this, noting that the issue should be resolved through dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians. The U.S. Congress adopted the law on the recognition of Jerusalem in 1995, but the previous us presidents didn’t sign it.
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