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Turkish firm denies building US embassy in Jerusalem

Trump's son-in-law and Senior Advisor Jared Kushner (R) and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) shake hands at the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem on 14 May 2018 [Israel Press Office /Handout/Anadolu Agency]
Trump's son-in-law and Senior Advisor Jared Kushner (R) and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) shake hands at the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem on 14 May 2018 [Israel Press Office /Handout/Anadolu Agency]

The Turkish construction firm Limak Holding has denied it helped build the American embassy in the occupied holy city of Jerusalem, Anadolu reported yesterday.

In a statement, Limak Holding said the company would "definitely" not take part in the construction project of the US embassy in Jerusalem:

"The information that the construction of the US embassy in Jerusalem will be done by Limak Holding does not reflect the truth," the statement said.

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According to the statement, Limak Holding has been working with the US-based Desbuild Incorporated for over five years and completed several projects for the US State Department, including the construction of the US embassies in Baghdad, Beirut, New Zealand and Belize.

"When the issue of the construction of the US embassy in Jerusalem came to agenda, we informed Desbuild company that we will not participate as a partner in this project and we would not give an offer as Limak," the statement said.

Desbuild has also announced that Limak would not participate in this project and stated that the US company would progress on the project alone.

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