December 13, 2017 / 9:14 AM / 2 years ago

Turkey's Erdogan tells Muslim summit Jerusalem is capital of Palestine

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Ankara, Turkey, December 11, 2017. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called on world powers to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine on Wednesday and said the United States should reverse a decision recognizing the city as Israel’s capital.

Addressing a summit of Muslim leaders in Istanbul, Erdogan described Washington’s decision last week as a reward for Israeli “terror acts” and said the city was a red line for Muslims.

Reporting by Ercan Gurses; Writing by Ezgi Erkoyun; Editing by Dominic Evans

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