Why is Turkey perturbed with Jerusalem? Turkey will terminate diplomatic relations with Israel if US President Donald Trump recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. This was stated by the Turkish President Recep Erdogan at a meeting.
According to Erdogan, Jerusalem is a “Red Line for Muslims”. He believes that the US decision will not only be a violation of international law, but also a blow to the human conscience.
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“If this step is taken, we will convene the summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Istanbul within 5-10 days, at which we will put the entire Islamic world in motion.
Did the US settle all the other problems that they took up this one? In this issue, we will fight to the end. This situation can lead to the severance of diplomatic relations between Turkey and Israel. We once again want to warn the US against this step, “Erdogan said.
The Wall Street Journal reported on November 30 with reference to sources in the US administration that Trump intends to announce in the near future the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. At the same time, according to the publication, it is not yet planned to transfer the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
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As reported by EurAsian Times about the intention to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Trump claimed during the campaign before the presidential elections in 2016. At the international level, Jerusalem is not recognized as the Israeli capital, since the status of the city must be determined after the peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians who want to proclaim the eastern part of Jerusalem occupied by the Israelis in 1967, the capital of the future independent Palestinian state.