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Erdogan says Trump’s Middle East peace plan is ‘absolutely unacceptable’

Erdogan says Trump’s Middle East peace plan is ‘absolutely unacceptable’

Turkish President tagged Donald Trump’s Middle East plan as “absolutely unacceptable”. As CNN Türk reported on Wednesday, Recep Tayyip Erdogan stressed that Jerusalem is a sacred place for Muslims.

The US President on Tuesday presented one of the most-anticipated plans in the history of the Middle East. The universal ‘peace plan’ has been elaborated with the participation of Jared Kushner, presidential son-in-law and senior advisor. According to the White House, ‘plan of the century’ aimed at resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying Jerusalem would remain Israel’s “undivided capital.”

That remark made President Erdogan lambasted the plan, saying that Jerusalem is sacred for Muslims.

“ The plan to give Jerusalem to Israel is absolutely unacceptable. This plan ignores Palestinians’ rights and is aimed at legitimizing Israel’s occupation,” Erdogan commented on American-made peace plan.

As the Turkish President concluded, that plan outlined will not serve peace or bring about a solution.

According to Trump’s plan, the Palestinian statehood would be based on a series of strict conditions — including requiring the state to be “demilitarized.”

Obviously, the Turkey-Israel relations are still tense, moreover, President Erdogan regards himself as a champion of the Palestinian cause. When Washington recognized the capital of Israel as Jerusalem in 2017 and moved its embassy there, Ankara repeatedly criticized Trump’s decision.