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US recognition of Jerusalem risks igniting 'fire' in region

US recognition of Jerusalem risks igniting 'fire' in region

On Monday, the Trump administration announced that a decision had yet to be reached on whether or not to move the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

"Declaring Jerusalem a capital is disregarding history and the truths in the region, it is a big injustice/cruelty, shortsightedness, foolishness/madness, it is plunging the region and the world into a fire with no end in sight", Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Twitter.

Kalın's remarks came after U.S. media reported last week that U.S. President Donald Trump was mulling relocating the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and the formal recognition of the city as Israel's capital.

Kilicdaroglu also voiced his support for Turkey's "Palestinian brothers".

On Dec. 5, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey can break off diplomatic relations with Israel in case the US recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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Police try to block supporters of former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili during a rally in Kiev Ukraine Tuesday Dec. 5 2017. Some hundreds

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told reporters in Brussels ahead of meeting US counterpart Rex Tillerson that the move is a "mistake" that "will not bring stability and peace but rather chaos and instability".

"Jerusalem is a very delicate subject in the world of Islam".

Erdogan - who regards himself as a champion of the Palestinian cause - is due to hold talks later in Ankara with Jordanian King Abdullah II who is also a strong opponent of the move.

Israel claims the entire city as its undivided capital, while the Palestinians want the eastern sector as the capital of their future state. It later annexed east Jerusalem in a move never recognised by the international community.

"Mr Trump! Jerusalem is a red line for Muslims", he said in a raucous televised speech to his ruling party that was greeted with chants and applause. Last year, Turkey and Israel ended a rift triggered by Israel's deadly storming of a Gaza-bound ship in 2010 that left 10 Turkish activists dead and led to a downgrading of diplomatic ties. US traditional policy has been that its status must be negotiated between the two parties.

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