‘Israel, a state of occupation’, Erdogan says

TEHRAN, Dec. 09 (MNA) – Slamming Trump’s decision on moving US embassy to al-Quds (Jerusalem), President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey described Israel as a terror state of occupation.

President Erdogan says Israel is “causing terror with its police and soldiers,” adding that “Trump’s decision is not in line with the law or justice,” reported yenisafak.com.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan while speaking at Turkish Exporters’ Assembly’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Week meeting, on Saturday.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan slammed Israeli regime's occupation of Palestine, and criticized US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize al-Quds (Jerusalem) as Israeli regime's capital.

“Israel has continued to expand as it suppressed Palestine. Israel is a state of occupation. They are attacking civilians, including children, in Gaza and the West Bank as it is causing terror with its police and soldiers,” Erdogan said.

“I have been speaking with world leaders over the past few days. This morning, I spoke with France’s Macron. I spoke with the leaders of Azerbaijan, Lebanon and Kazakhstan. I also spoke with the Pope, because this is not only a matter for Muslims. It is the problem for Christians and Jews,” he added.

"Al-Aqsa Mosque is under occupation and they are trying to make this their capital. How can you be at ease?! No Muslim can be content until Jerusalem is free," he said.

Erdogan is continuing to conduct diplomatic communication with many global leaders and heads of government. The president discussed the Jerusalem issue with the leaders of Malaysia, Tunisia, Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Indonesia and Sudan on Friday. Erdoğan also spoke with French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin, as well as Pope Francis.

“Leaders should aim to bring peace, not cause unrest. Trump’s decision is not in line with the law or justice. This decision has delivered a heavy blow to the United Nations Security Council. What we are experiencing today is only the result. The problem is the system,” Erdogan said.

Earlier in the week, Erdoğan said the US move disregarded a 1980 United Nations resolution regarding the status of the city.

Jerusalem, which is holy to Jews, Muslims and Christians, remains at the core of the Israel-Palestine conflict, with Palestinians hoping that its eastern part, which was occupied by Israel in 1967, might serve as the capital of a future Palestinian state.

President Erdogan discussed al-Quds (Jerusalem) with the presidents of Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Lebanon. Erdoğan is continuing to conduct diplomatic communication with many global leaders and heads of governments.

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