Erdogan’s Grandstanding East Jerusalem Vow

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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Erdogan's Grandstanding East Jerusalem Vow

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

On Sunday, President Erdogan vowed to open a Turkish embassy in East Jerusalem – following hollow recognition of the occupied city as the Palestinian capital, saying:

"We have already declared East Jerusalem as the capital of the Palestinian state but we haven't been able to open our embassy there because Jerusalem is currently under occupation. God willing we will open our embassy there," adding:

"Trump has declared Jerusalem as Israel's capital, with an evangelist and Zionist understanding, with the logic of 'I have done it and it's over.' "

"The US is also moving its embassy there. Those who have taken this step, despite UN decisions, has moved with the logic of 'We don't recognize you.' Well, we don't recognize you either."

At an emergency December 13 session in Ist
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