Turkey to open embassy in East Jerusalem: Erdogan

TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (MNA) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Dec. 17 said Turkey wants to open an embassy in East ai-Quds (Jerusalem), following a decision by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to recognize East al-Quds the capital of the Palestinian state.

“We have already declared East Jerusalem as the capital of the Palestinian state but we haven’t been able to open our embassy there because Jerusalem is currently under occupation. God willing we will open our embassy there,” Erdogan said, speaking at a ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) meeting in the Central Anatolian province of Karaman, reported Hurriyet Daily.

“[US President Donald] Trump has declared Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, with an evangelist and Zionist understanding, with the logic of ‘I have done it and it’s over.’ The US is also moving its embassy there. Those who have taken this step, despite UN decisions, has moved with the logic of ‘We don’t recognize you.’ Well, we don’t recognize you either,” he added.

“Do not attempt to undertake a Zionist operation. If you do, the cost of this will be heavy,” he said.

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