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Turkey Starting Initiatives at UN to Annul US Decision on Jerusalem

Turkey Starting Initiatives at UN to Annul US Decision on Jerusalem
President Tayyip Erdogan (Getty Images)

Friday, 15 December 2017 07:22 AM

ANKARA - Turkey is starting initiatives at the United Nations to annul a decision by the United States to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, President Tayyip Erdogan said Friday.

Speaking to crowds gathered in the central Anatolian city of Konya via teleconference, Erdogan said Turkey would first seek annulment of the move in the Security Council, and if that failed it would try at the UN General Assembly.

On Wednesday, Muslim leaders convened in Istanbul and condemned President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and called on the world to respond by recognizing East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine. 

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