Haberler      English      العربية      Pусский         Kurdî      Türkçe Delivering News and Insights Around the World Keltis
  En.Haberler.Com - Latest News
SEARCH IN NEWS:
  HOME PAGE 16/10/2018 01:32 
07.12.2017 10:30 News >> Erdogan: Trump's Move On Jerusalem Sets Region Ablaze

Erdogan: Trump's Move On Jerusalem Sets Region Ablaze

Trump’s declaration aims to stir up the region, not bring peace, says Turkey's president.

U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital has set the region ablaze, said Turkey's president.

"Taking such a step throws particularly this region into a ring of fire. What would you like to do [with this step], Mr. Trump? What kind of stance is it?" Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday, at Esenboga Airport in the capital Ankara, before leaving for a visit to Greece.

Political leaders should work to bring peace, not stir things up, he added.

Calling Jerusalem "also a sanctuary for Christians," Erdogan added that he would speak to Pope Francis about Trump's decision this evening or on Friday.

Trump announced his decision on Wednesday despite widespread international opposition to formally recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Jerusalem remains at the core of the Israel-Palestine conflict, with Palestinians hoping that East Jerusalem -- now occupied by Israel -- might eventually serve as the capital of a future Palestinian state.

Ahead of his election last year, Trump repeatedly promised to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Turkey will host an extraordinary meeting of the OIC on Dec. 13 to discuss the U.S. move. -



        Latest News
Turkish, US Army Chiefs Meet İn Washington 22 minutes ago...
Yasar Guler and Joseph Dunford discuss regional security, fight against terrorism, says Turkish General Staff.
British, Turkish Foreign Ministers Meet İn London -23 minutes ago...
Mevlut Cavusoglu and Jeremy Hunt raised various topics, including missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Boko Haram Kills Another Aid Worker İn Nigeria 22 minutes ago...
Hauwa Liman, who worked for Red Cross, was abducted alongside 2 other aid workers in March.
Russian Church Cuts Ties With Fener Greek Patriarchate 22 minutes ago...
Russian Orthodox Church considers Fener Greek Patriarchate's decision on Ukrainian autocephaly as ‘dissent’
Update - Turkey, Romania Agree To İncrease Trade To $10 Billion -23 minutes ago...
President Erdogan says Ankara continues to support investments in Romania, where over 15,000 Turkish firms are active.

 
      Top News
Turkish Lira Hits 2-Month High, Stocks Up At Close Turkish Lira Hits 2-Month High, Stocks Up At Close
Israel To Raze Palestinian Shooter's Home İn W. Bank Israel To Raze Palestinian Shooter's Home İn W. Bank
Hungary Bans People From Living İn Public Areas Hungary Bans People From Living İn Public Areas
Pakistan: Ruling Party Loses Seats İn By-Election Pakistan: Ruling Party Loses Seats İn By-Election
Update - Palestinian Killed İn Alleged Knife Attack İn W. Bank Update - Palestinian Killed İn Alleged Knife Attack İn W. Bank
Update 2 - Merkel's Ally Suffers Defeat İn Bavarian Election Update 2 - Merkel's Ally Suffers Defeat İn Bavarian Election
Uk, France, Germany Press S.Arabia On Khashoggi Case Uk, France, Germany Press S.Arabia On Khashoggi Case
Turkish Ngo Hosts Africa Forum Turkish Ngo Hosts Africa Forum
US Seeking 'Regime Change' İn Iran: Rouhani US Seeking 'Regime Change' İn Iran: Rouhani
Eritrean President Visits Ethiopia Again Eritrean President Visits Ethiopia Again