Published On: Wed, Dec 13th, 2017

Turkey’s president Erdoğan calls Israel “a terrorist state” at OIC summit in Istanbul

Speaking at the extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Turkey, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called Israel “a terrorist state” and proposed to declare the Palestinian capital Jerusalem in response to US actions.

The Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday on the other hand that Moscow knew Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The spokesman also said “Russian position on Jerusalem, on the Middle Eastern resolution, is known very well” referring to the so-called two-state solution stipulating the coexistence of Israel with capital in Western Jerusalem and the independent Palestine with the capital in East Jerusalem.

Peskov refused to say how Erdogan’s position could be interpreted on the issue of resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. “I have nothing to add to what was said” he said.

On the other hand it is known that according to Vladimir Putin, the agreement on the status of Jerusalem should be a matter of direct negotiations between Palestine and Israel.

Last week, US President Trump had announced that Jerusalem was recognized as Israel’s capital and signed a document on the relocation of the American embassy to Tel Aviv. The US decision was taken positively in Israel, but in many countries, especially in the Middle East and Palestine, there was a powerful negative reaction.

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