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Turkey’s Erdogan tells Muslim summit Jerusalem is capital of Palestine

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan poses with Emir of Kuwait Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Jordan’s King Abdullah and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas for a group photo during an extraordinary meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul, Turkey, Dec. 13, 2017. (Reuters/Osman Orsal)
ISTANBUL: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called on world powers to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine on Wednesday and said the United States should reverse a decision recognizing the city as Israel’s capital.
Addressing a summit of Muslim leaders in Istanbul, Erdogan described Washington’s decision last week as a reward for Israeli “terror acts” and said the city was a red line for Muslims.

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