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Erdogan Says Turkey Will Open Embassy in East Beit-ul-Moqaddas

Erdogan Says Turkey Will Open Embassy in East Beit-ul-MoqaddasErdogan Says Turkey Will Open Embassy in East Beit-ul-Moqaddas

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that Turkey wants to open an embassy in East Beit-ul-Moqaddas (Jerusalem), following a decision by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to recognize East Beit-ul-Moqaddas as the capital of the Palestinian state.

“We have already declared East Beit-ul-Moqaddas as the capital of the Palestinian state but we haven’t been able to open our embassy there because Beit-ul-Moqaddas is currently under occupation. God willing we will open our embassy there,” Erdogan said, speaking at a ruling Justice and Development Party meeting in the Central Anatolian province of Karaman, Hurriyet Daily News reported.

“[US President Donald] Trump has declared Beit-ul-Moqaddas as Israel’s capital, with an evangelist and Zionist understanding, with the logic of ‘I have done it and it’s over.’ The US is also moving its embassy there. Those who have taken this step, despite UN decisions, has moved with the logic of ‘We don’t recognize you.’ Well, we don’t recognize you either,” he added.

“Do not attempt to undertake a Zionist operation. If you do, the cost of this will be heavy,” he said.

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Sunday once again slammed Trump’s “miscalculation” in deciding to recognize the holy city as Israeli’s capital.

“Those who miscalculate on Beit-ul-Moqaddas in this region will eventually regret it,” said Yildirim.

 

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