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Erdogan plans to open a Turkish Embassy in East Jerusalem

Erdogan plans to open a Turkish Embassy in East Jerusalem

Turkish President urges U.S. to stop “Zionist operation”

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Turkey intends to open Embassy in East Jerusalem, according to the decision of the Organization of Islamic cooperation on the recognition of East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine.

This was stated by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a meeting of the ruling party Justice and development in the province of Karaman, reports ЛІГА.net with reference to the Hurriyet Daily News. .

“We have already declared East Jerusalem the capital of a Palestinian state, but we are unable to open our Embassy there, because now Jerusalem is under occupation. With God’s help we will open our Embassy there,” said he.

Erdogan once again criticized the decision trump about moving the us Embassy to Jerusalem and recognizing it as the capital of Israel.

“Don’t try to hold Zionist operation. If you do, it will have to pay,” said the Turkish President.


We will remind, Israel proclaimed Jerusalem the capital in 1949 after the War for independence. In 1967 after the six day war Israel annexed East Jerusalem and United it with the Western in a single municipality, but the Association is not recognized by the UN. Embassies of all countries that have diplomatic relations with Israel outside of Jerusalem, mainly in tel Aviv.

On 6 December the President of the USA Donaldtrump officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

December 13, the participants of the extraordinary summit of the organization of Islamic cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul has recognized East Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state.

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