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Erdoğan, Putin to discuss Trump’s Jerusalem declaration

Addressing journalists, Peskov said that Putin will call President Erdoğan later in the evening to discuss the issue

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin will hold a phone conversation later on Thursday to discuss U.S. President Donald Trump’s Jerusalem declaration, according to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

Addressing journalists, Peskov said that Putin will call President Erdoğan later in the evening to discuss the issue, noting that U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has complicated the situation in the Middle East and is causing a split in the international community.

Erdoğan: Trump’s Jerusalem step ‘will throw the region into a ring of fire'
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Erdoğan: Trump’s Jerusalem step ‘will throw the region into a ring of fire'

U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital has set the region ablaze, said Turkey's president. Erdoğan slammed the moving, saying “Taking such a step throws particularly this region into a ring of fire. Mr. Trump, what are you trying to do? What kind of stance is this?” at Esenboğa Airport in the capital Ankara, before leaving for a visit to Greece.

U.S. President Donald Trump announced Wednesday the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and the relocation of the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv despite widespread international opposition.

Jerusalem remains at the core of the Israel-Palestine conflict, with Palestinians hoping that East Jerusalem -- now occupied by Israel -- might serve as the capital of a future Palestinian state.

Ahead of his election last year, Trump repeatedly promised to relocate the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.

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