Erdogan - Abbas phone chat over USA embassy relocation and violence

Frederick Owens
May 15, 2018

"I curse this drama of humanity and genocide, no matter from which side it comes from, either America or Israel", Erdogan was quoted as saying by the state-run Anadolu news agency while he visited Britain.

Under the 1993 Oslo peace accords shepherded by then U.S. president Bill Clinton, the status of Jerusalem, including whether East Jerusalem will be the capital of a Palestinian state, was to be agreed in future negotiations.

"Israel is wreaking state terror".

Monday, may 14, in the region are continuing mass protests of the Palestinians. It proves this with the steps it is taking now as a terrorist state.

The politician called Israel "a terrorist state" and noted that Turkey would continue supporting Palestine.

"What Israel is doing is a genocide, and it is not doing this genocide for the first time today".

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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the decision, saying it reflected that "the Jewish people have had a capital for 3,000 years, and that it is called Jerusalem".

The Turkish president added that a "big rally" would be held in Istanbul on Friday over the violence in Gaza.

Erdogan called the United States embassy move from Tel Aviv to the disputed city of Jerusalem "very, very unfortunate" and said it "will increase tensions and ignite an even greater fire between communities".

Erdogan also criticized US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iranian nuclear deal, Ynetnews.com reported.

The two leaders exchanged views on the relocation of the US embassy to Jerusalem and Israeli attacks against Palestinians, the source said.

Thousands of Palestinians demonstrated along the Gaza Strip's eastern border Monday, which coincided with the 70th anniversary of Israel's establishment in 1948 - an event Palestinians refer to as the "Nakba" or "the Catastrophe".

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