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Erdogan says US decision on Jerusalem disregards United Nations

TAGS: Diplomacy, Turkey

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. [Reuters]

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