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Newsline: Turkey lashes out at Israel over US embassy transfer

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday that the US needs to take back their intention of transferring the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. “Turkey opposes the transfer of the embassy,” he clarified. In a speech that the Turkish President gave during the opening ceremony on the International Forum on al-Quds Waqf in Istanbul, he emphasized that his nation supports diplomatic efforts for the Palestinian issue. According to him, the first and last condition to a solution on the Palestinian issue is “the establishment of an independent state in the 1967 borders. “There is no peace in the region without the Jerusalem and Palestinian issue being solved,” Erdogan said.



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