Tuesday, 20 August 2019 06:07 GMT

Erdogan criticizes Trump over Jerusalem move

(MENAFN - Trend News Agency ) The world leaders' task is to make peace and not to create conflicts, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, referring to the US President Donald Trump's move on Jerusalem, Anadolu reported.

Speaking at Turkish Exporters' Assembly's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Week meeting, Erdogan said Trump's decision on Jerusalem 'contradicts international law, regional facts'.

'America's decision does not comply with international law, human conscience, justice and regional facts. This statement is a big blow to the United Nations Security Council, to which the US is also a member,' Erdogan said.

'The United Nations cannot have any credibility if even its Security Council's permanent members do not respect it,' he added.

'Leaders of the big countries are tasked with making peace, not to create conflicts,' he added.

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump - reversing decades of US policy - announced his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move Washington's Israel embassy to the city.


Erdogan criticizes Trump over Jerusalem move


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