Turkey's Erdogan says U.S. decision on Jerusalem disregards United Nations

by Reuters
Thursday, 7 December 2017 06:52 GMT

ANKARA, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday the United States' decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital completely disregarded a 1980 United Nations resolution regarding the status of the city.

Erdogan also said the decision would throw the region into a "ring of fire". He was speaking to supporters at the airport in Ankara before departing to Greece for an official visit. (Reporting by Tulay Karadeniz and Daren Butler; Editing by David Dolan)

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