US's Jerusalem decision 'null and void', says Erdogan

Turkish president says declaring Jerusalem capital has no validity

US's Jerusalem decision 'null and void', says Erdogan

World Bulletin / News Desk

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday declared the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital “null and void”.

Turkey has been one of the most outspoken critics of U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to label Jersualem the Israeli capital and move the U.S. Embassy there.

Speaking at a meeting of the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party in Sivas, central Turkey, Erdogan said: “Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is null and void for us in any case.

“Declaring it as a capital and relocating the embassy has no validity for us.”

Erdogan has called an extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation on Wednesday in Istanbul.

The president said it would draw up a roadmap for Muslim countries to follow as they opposed the U.S. decision. He added that Turkey would oppose the plan within international law and democratic principles.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 10 Aralık 2017, 16:52