Turkey's Erdogan says not requesting limit on capital flows

Turkey's Erdogan says not requesting limit on capital flows

Erdogan threatens to cut ties with Israel over US move on Jerusalem

Recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel may lead to interreligious clashes, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said, the country's media reported on December 6.

President Donald Trump told Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday that he intends to move the US Embassy in.

As reported by CNN, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin took to Twitter to describe the reported plan as "a fatal mistake... such a move would undermine all peace efforts and trigger new tensions and conflicts".

Erdogan said that if such a move was made to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, he would summon a summit of the OIC in Istanbul within five to 10 days "and we would set the entire Islamic world in motion".

Turkey's president has warned it could sever ties with Israel if the U.S. recognises Jerusalem as its capital.

"That they claim they want to announce Quds as the capital of occupied Palestine is due to their incompetence and failure", Khamenei said, using the Arabic name for Jerusalem.

In a phone call with Trump on December 4, French President Emmanuel Macron expressed similar thoughts, according to a readout provided by the French foreign ministry. I am warning the United States not to take such a step which will deepen the problems in the region'.

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Meanwhile, spending on electricity, gas and other fuels went up 11.5 per cent and cigarettes and tobacco went up 11.1 per cent. But household consumption grew by just 0.1% in the quarter and is tracking weak growth levels not seen in nearly a decade.

Israel has always regarded it as its capital city, while the Palestinians claim East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state.

Jordan is now making a diplomatic push on the issue of Jerusalem, which the Palestinians hope to see as their future capital.

The two sides have since stepped up cooperation in particular in energy but Erdogan is still often bitterly critical of Israeli policy.

Erdogan's comments came after the White House said Trump would miss a deadline to decide on shifting the embassy from Tel Aviv, after a frantic 48 hours of public warnings from allies and world leaders.

Turkey established diplomatic relations with Israel more than 60 years ago, though the ties have seen ups and downs, largely over the Palestinian issue.

"Jerusalem has been the capital of the Jewish people for the past 3,000 years and the capital of Israel for the past 70 years", an Israeli official said on condition of anonymity, amid the flurry of remarks by high-ranking politicians around the world. And Education Minister Naftali Bennett (HaBayit HaYehudi) tweeted, "Better a united Jerusalem than Erdogan's sympathy".

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