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‘Jerusalem is not for sale,’ says Erdogan

President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Kocaeli, Turkey on 22 December 2019 [Emrah Yorulmaz/Anadolu Agency]
President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Kocaeli, Turkey on 22 December 2019 [Emrah Yorulmaz/Anadolu Agency]

The US’ so-called Middle East peace plan is an “occupation project,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday.

Speaking at the 5th Anatolian Media Awards ceremony in the capital Ankara, Erdogan said: “Jerusalem is not for sale.”

Condemning the so-called “Deal of the Century”, the president said, “Jerusalem is a red line for us.”

On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump released his plan to end the Israeli-Palestinian dispute at the White House alongside Netanyahu, with no Palestinian officials present.

READ: ‘Jerusalem is sacred for Muslims,’ Trump’s deal doesn’t serve peace

During the event, Trump referred to Jerusalem as “Israel’s undivided capital.”

The so-called peace plan unilaterally annuls previous UN resolutions on the Palestinian issue and suggests giving Israel almost everything they have been demanding.

Deal of the century, embassy relocation, and the Golan Heights - Israel surely can't believe their luck? - Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]

Deal of the century, embassy relocation, and the Golan Heights – Israel surely can’t believe their luck? – Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]

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