ISTANBUL, Turkey: The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that the US decision over Jerusalem has been in favor of extremists, and that we will never take back our demand of free Palestinian State.
While addressing the Extraordinary Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Summit on Al-Quds Al-Sharif being held in Istanbul on Wednesday, the Turkish president said that recognition of Jerusalem as Capital of Israel is contrary to the International Laws. He said that the decision of the US President Donald Trump has been supported by Israel only.
The Extraordinary OIC Summit was summoned after Donald Trump last week announced to relocate the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, recognizing the Occupied Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital.
The US presidents’ announcement prompted widespread opposition across the World as beside various Countries, the UN Security Council, European Union, Arab League and OIC also denounced the US move to shift its embassy.
In his address, Erdogan called on all nations of the World to recognize Al-Quds as the Capital of Palestine.
The Turkish president also condemned the “violence shown by Israel” and extended condolences to the martyrs who have fallen protecting the State of Palestine.
Tayyip Erdogan called on Muslims around the World to visit the Temple Mount in Al-Quds, which he called the “red line” in the conflict with Israel.
The OIC Summit is being attended by Heads of States and Governments of 26 Islamic States including Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to explore ways to deal with the situation arising from the recent decision by the US administration to shift the US Embassy to Jerusalem.