(AhlulBayt News Agency) - The U.S. has become a “partner in bloodshed” with its decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said.
“With its decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital, the United States has become a partner in the bloodshed,” Erdoğan said at an event marking World Human Rights Day in Ankara on Dec. 11.
“The statement by U.S. President Donald Trump does not bind us, nor does it bind Jerusalem al-Quds or the Muslim world,” he added.
Erdoğan, who has been among the most vocal leaders against Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as the Israeli capital, continued his criticism of the U.S.’s decision to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds.
Recalling that a road map on Jerusalem al-Quds will be discussed at a summit of the Organization Islamic Conference (OIC) in Istanbul on Dec. 13, which will mark a “turning point,” Erdoğan described the Jerusalem al-Quds issue as a “litmus test” for all human rights advocates.
“Those who don’t side with the oppressed and the righteous on this issue can have no right to say a word about regional and global peace or on human rights. We will monitor statements about Palestine and Jerusalem al-Quds and then we will give marks to every country accordingly,” he awdded.
On Dec. 6, U.S. President Donald Trump announced the U.S.’s recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital, saying the U.S. Embassy would relocate from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.