04 Dec '17, 5pm

Turkey warns of 'catastrophe' if US recognises Jerusalem as Israel capital @AFP

Turkey warns of 'catastrophe' if US recognises Jerusalem as Israel capital @AFP

A senior Turkish government official on Monday warned of a "major catastrophe" if the United States recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital despite a flood of warnings from the Arab world. "If the (current) status of Jerusalem is changed and another step is taken ... that would be a major catastrophe," Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said during a televised press conference. "It would completely destroy the fragile peace process in the region, and lead to new conflicts, new disputes and new unrest." The status of Jerusalem is one of the most contentious issues of the long-running Israeli-Palestinian conflict. President Donald Trump faces a key decision this week on whether to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, potentially reversing years of United States policy and drawing a furious response from the Palestinian leadership and the Arab world. Most of the internat...

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