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Turkish President urges world to recognise East Jerusalem as ‘Capital of Palestine’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday urged the world to recognise occupied East Jerusalem as the “capital of Palestine”.

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has warned that peace in the Arab world is impossible till such a move was made.

Erdogan opened in Istanbul an emergency summit of the world’s main pan-Islamic body the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), seeking to marshal Muslim leaders towards a coordinated response to the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

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