President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron an Saturday agreed to “close cooperation” on the Jerusalem crisis, a presidential source said.
In a telephone call, the leaders discussed concerns over the U.S. move to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, calling it “worrisome for the region”.
Erdogan said it was the duty of all humanity to preserve the status of Jerusalem, the source said on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.
He noted the importance of the sensitive attitude of EU members and said a wrong step could negatively impact the region, including Israel.
The presidents agreed to continue efforts to convince the U.S. to reconsider its decision.—Agencies