Tasnim – Turkey is starting initiatives at the United Nations to annul a decision by the United States to recognize Jerusalem (al-Quds) as Israel’s capital, a move which has faced strong opposition from the international community, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday.
Addressing crowds gathered in the central Anatolian city of Konya at a rally for al-Quds, the president said via teleconference that Turkey would first seek the annulment of the US decision in the UN Security Council, and if that fails, the next step would be to apply to the UN General Assembly, Daily Sabah reported.
“We have shown that our brothers in al-Quds (Jerusalem) are not alone. We are launching new initiatives at the UN for the annulment of the US decision. No country in the world is above international laws,” Erdogan said, and continued by adding that the Muslim world’s opposing stance is not a retaliation, but rather, a “struggle for justice.”
On Wednesday, Muslim leaders convened in Istanbul and condemned US President Donald Trump’s recognition of al-Quds as the capital of Israel and called on the world to respond by recognizing East Jerusalem (East al-Quds) as the capital of Palestine.