Speaking at an event in the capital Ankara on Monday, Erdogan said the “struggle” of Muslims would not end until there was an independent Palestinian state.
“With their decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital, the United States has become a partner in the bloodshed,” the Turkish president noted.
“The statement by US President Donald Trump does not bind us, nor does it bind Jerusalem,” he added. “Those who make life in Jerusalem al-Quds difficult for Muslims and other faiths cannot wash the blood off their hands,” Erdogan also said.
Erdogan further noted that the current “vandalism and cruelty” in Jerusalem al-Quds would not last. “Those who think they own Jerusalem al-Quds today will not find trees to hide behind,” he said.—Agencies