Erdogan says implementation of US decision on Jerusalem will not be easy

Posted In: News Date:Dec 10th, 2017

ISTANBUL/PARIS/DUBAI: Decisions made at the approaching meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will show that US recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital will not be easy to implement, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday.

A spokesman for Erdogan on Wednesday had announced that the OIC would a hold an urgent meeting in Turkey on Dec. 13 to coordinate a response to the decision by the United States.

The OIC, established in 1969, consists of 57 member states with a Muslim majority or a large Muslim population.

“We explained to all our interlocutors that the United States’ decision does not comply with international law, diplomacy or humanity,” Erdogan said at a Justice and Development Party (AKP) assembly in Turkey’s central province of Sivas, referring to phone calls he made to leaders including French President Emmanuel Macron and the Pope.


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