Turkey's president is calling on nations to back a non-binding resolution that is expected to be brought to the UN General Assembly and seeks the cancellation of U.S. President Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made the appeal Tuesday during a joint news conference with Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh, a day after the U.S. vetoed such a resolution in the UN Security Council.
Fourteen other members of the Security Council supported the resolution — a move Erdogan described as "important and meaningful."
The Turkish leader said: "I invite all UN member countries to defend Jerusalem's historic status (in the 193-member General Assembly)."
Erdogan has been among the most vocal critics of Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem.