Turkish President Erdogan, while speaking to Parliament, lashed out at Trump today saying that recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel would force Turkey to cut off all diplomatic ties with Israel. He pledged to rally other Muslim countries to oppose any move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
FOX News “We will follow this situation until the end” Erdogan said adding “if this step is taken, in 5 to 10 days we will gather the O.I.C [Organization of Islamic Cooperation] in Istanbul. And this will not be enough. We will gather the whole of the Muslim world in this summit. We will continue our struggle till the end and we will end our relationship with Israel.”
The Organization for Islamic Cooperation, an umbrella organization of Muslim countries, said that the move would constitute “naked aggression” against the Arab and Muslim world.
Turkey is among the latest Muslim nations to publicly voice their opposition to the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish State, with some saying it will hinder the possibility of the peace settlement between Israel and the Palestinians and will be an insult to the Muslim world. (Maybe that was the idea?)