December 21, 2017 / 6:02 PM / a year ago

Turkey says U.N. Jerusalem vote showed dignity, sovereignty 'not for sale'

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (R) speaks to the press after the United Nations General Assembly emergency special session on U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital in Manhattan, New York, U.S., December 21, 2017. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey’s foreign minister said on Thursday the U.N. members had shown that “dignity and sovereignty are not for sale” by voting in favor of a resolution calling for the United States to drop its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

In comments made on Twitter, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu also said that Turkey, Palestine and other co-sponsors thanked every country that supported the resolution in the United Nations General Assembly.

Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by Robin Pomeroy

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