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Turkish PM says Trump’s plan for Jerusalem ‘unlawful'

Binali Yıldırım says considering Jerusalem as Israel’s capital may result in clashes between religions

Anadolu Agency

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said Wednesday the U.S. plan for Jerusalem is “unlawful”.

President Donald Trump will formally recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and begin preparations to move the U.S. embassy to the contested city, three senior administration officials confirmed late Tuesday.

Speaking at a joint press conference in Seoul with his South Korean counterpart Lee Nak-Yeon, Yıldırım said, “One way or another, both situations will be unlawful decisions and will make the existing problems in the region even more unsolvable”.

“The U.S. president not making a statement in this direction is vital for the future of the region and global peace.”

Erdoğan: Jerusalem is the red line of Muslims
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Erdoğan: Jerusalem is the red line of Muslims

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan called on President Donald Trump regarding reports that he may move the U.S.'s Israel embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, thus recognizing Jerusalem as the country's capital, and said: “Jerusalem is the red line of Muslims. If such step is taken, we will gather the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in a leaders' summit in Istanbul within 5-10 days." He noted that this step “could even lead to the cutting of diplomatic ties with Israel."

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