President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Dec. 9, United States' decision on Jerusalem contradicted international law and regional facts, referring to the U.S. President Donald Trump's move on Jerusalem.
Trump reversed decades of U.S. policy on Dec. 6 and recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, despite warnings from around the world that the gesture further drives a wedge between Israel and the Palestinians.
“[U.S. President Donald] Trump wants to move on with [by saying] ‘I did and it's OK'. Leading the world is not that easy. Being strong does not give you this right,” Erdoğan said.
"World leaders' task to make peace, not to create conflicts,' Erdoğan said at closing ceremony of Turkish Exporters' Assembly's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Week.
“Israel has continued to expand as it suppressed Palestine. Israel is a state of occupation. They are attacking civilians, including children, in Gaza and the West Bank as it is causing terror with its police and soldiers,” he added.
Source: Hurriyet Daily News