Erdogan warned United States to bloodshed’ over Jerusalem

Vastavam web: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned the United States today it was a “partner to bloodshed” after Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel sparked violence.Erdogan bitterly opposes Trump’s decision and has sought to mobilise the Muslim world against it, calling a summit of Islamic countries on December 13 in Istanbul.”With this recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, it (the United States) has become a partner to this bloodshed. We do not recognise this decision, we will not,” he added.
Turkey had high hopes for relations under the Trump presidency, but ties have frayed with rows over the Syria conflict, a New York legal case and now Jerusalem.Trump’s move has ignited protests across the Islamic world and deadly violence in the Palestinian territories.He said Wednesday’s summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul would be a “turning point” on the issue.However Erdogan did not refer to Netanyahu in his latest speech.
Last year, Turkey and Israel ended a rift triggered by Israel’s storming in 2010 of a Gaza-bound ship that left 10 Turkish activists dead and led to a downgrading of diplomatic ties.