(MENAFN- AzerNews) Turkey will make efforts for cancellation of US President Donald Trump's decision on Jerusalem, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, the country's media reported Dec. 15.
The issue of the US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel will be submitted to the UN Security Council for discussion, Erdogan noted.
'Recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is illegal, and we believe the US will cancel its decision, Erdogan said.
Previously, US President Donald Trump proclaimed that the US recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Israel proclaimed Jerusalem its capital after the end of the War of Independence in 1949. In 1967, after the Six Days War, it seized East Jerusalem and united it with the West Jerusalem, but the UN did not recognize this. Embassies of countries that have diplomatic relations with Israel are located mainly in Tel Aviv, Herzliya and Ramat Gan.
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