Turkey's Erdogan: Trump's Recognition of Jerusalem Throws Region Into 'Ring of Fire'

U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital completely disregards UN resolution, Turkish president says

Reuters
Reuters
Send in e-mailSend in e-mail
Protesters wave Palestinian flags during a demonstration against the US and Israel in front of the US consulate in Istanbul on December 6, 2017
Protesters wave Palestinian flags during a demonstration against the US and Israel in front of the US consulate in Istanbul on December 6, 2017Credit: OZAN KOSE/AFP
Reuters
Reuters

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday the United States' decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital completely disregarded a 1980 United Nations resolution regarding the status of the city.

Erdogan also said the decision would throw the region into a "ring of fire." He was speaking to supporters at the airport in Ankara before departing to Greece for an official visit.

>> United Jerusalem? Trump's recognition of Israeli capital may carry an unexpected price | Analysis ■ 'Two-state solution is over,' top Palestinian diplomat says after Trump's Jerusalem speech | Exclusive ■ Trump just upended the entire history of Middle East diplomacy - and delivered Netanyahu's ultimate coup | Analysis

The Iraqi government said Thursday that Iraq demands the U.S. administration backtracks on its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

The United Arab Emirates also denounced Trump's recognition of Jerusalem, state news agency reported.

Click the alert icon to follow topics:

Comments

SUBSCRIBERS JOIN THE CONVERSATION FASTER

Automatic approval of subscriber comments.
From $1 for the first month

SUBSCRIBE
Already signed up? LOG IN

ICYMI

Charles Lindbergh addressing an America First Committee rally on October 3, 1941.

Ken Burns’ Brilliant ‘The U.S. and the Holocaust’ Has Only One Problem

The projected rise in sea level on a beach in Haifa over the next 30 years.

Facing Rapid Rise in Sea Levels, Israel Could Lose Large Parts of Its Coastline by 2050

Tal Dilian.

As Israel Reins in Its Cyberarms Industry, an Ex-intel Officer Is Building a New Empire

Queen Elizabeth II, King Charles III and a British synagogue.

How the Queen’s Death Changes British Jewry’s Most Distinctive Prayer

Newly appointed Israeli ambassador to Chile, Gil Artzyeli, poses for a group picture alongside Rabbi Yonatan Szewkis, Chilean deputy Helia Molina and Gerardo Gorodischer, during a religious ceremony in a synagogue in Vina del Mar, Chile last week.

Chile Community Leaders 'Horrified' by Treatment of Israeli Envoy

Queen Elizabeth attends a ceremony at Windsor Castle, in June 2021.

Over 120 Countries, but Never Israel: Queen Elizabeth II's Unofficial Boycott