If the United States recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Turkey would sever diplomatic relations with him, Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced at a meeting of deputies of the Justice and Development Party.
“Jerusalem is the red line for Muslims. Such a decision will be a blow for all humanity. We will not admit it. Does not America have other problems? Is it the only one left to solve? We will fight to the end.
We could even go so far as to break our diplomatic relations with Israel. I warn America once again and advise it to do nothing that could aggravate the crisis in the region, “said the Turkish President.
He added that if the United States recognized Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state, the Heads of State of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation ( OIC ) would meet in Istanbul to “set in motion” the Muslim world in his whole.
Earlier, the White House announced that Donald Trump would announce his decision shortly.