December 5, 2017

Turkey says recognizing Jerusalem as capital would cause catastrophe

ANKARA (Reuters) - A formal U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel would cause catastrophe and lead to new conflict in the Middle East, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Monday.

Speaking to reporters after a cabinet meeting, Bozdag, who is also the government spokesman, said Jerusalem’s status had been determined by international agreements and that preserving it was important for the peace of the region. Read more.


- Declaring Jerusalem the capital of Israel would be ‘catastrophe’: Turkish official - NY Post
- Egypt, Jordan and Turkey Warn U.S. Over Trump's Plan to Recognize Jerusalem as Israeli Capital (paywall) - Haaretz

- OIC: Recognizing al-Quds as Israeli capital illegal - PressTV

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