Turkey revokes US decision on recognizing Quds as Israel's capital: Turkish PM

Tehran, Dec 18, IRNA – Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Sunday that Ankara has revoked US decision on recognizing Quds as the capital of the Zionist regime of Israel.

In a rally in Turkey's central province of Kirikkale, Yildirim recalled that Turkey would never allow the oppressed Palestinians to disappear from their own territories.

'The occupied East Jerusalem is capital of Palestine,' he said according to the Turkish news agency, Anadolu.

Yildirim urged the international community to support Palestinians against Israel's human rights violations.

'We will never allow oppressed Palestinians to disappear,' said Yildirim.

'Jerusalem [Quds] is the center of three monotheistic religions. We want a permanent solution based on peace and mutual consensus.'

Yildirim’s comments came a day after he reiterated his support for Palestine in the wake of a Muslim bloc meeting in Istanbul this week recognizing the Holy Quds (East Jerusalem) as Palestine’s capital.

On Dec. 6, US President Donald Trump announced his decision to recognize Holy Quds as Israel’s capital, sparking angry demonstrations in many Muslim countries and worldwide condemnation.

Rebuffing the move, an extraordinary Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Istanbul this week declared East Jerusalem to be Palestine’s capital.

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


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