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Erdogan says Turkey will open embassy in East Jerusalem

Erdogan says Turkey will open embassy in East Jerusalem
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses his supporters during an opening ceremony of a new metro line in Istanbul, Turkey December 15, 2017. Yasin Bulbul/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS
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ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey will open an embassy in East Jerusalem, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday, days after leading calls at a summit of Muslim leaders for the world to recognise it as the capital of Palestine.

“God willing, the day is close when officially, with God’s permission, we will open our embassy there,” Erdogan said in a speech, maintaining his fierce criticism of the United States’ decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

(Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by Gareth Jones)

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