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    Turkish Leader Urges Recognition of Palestinian Capital

    He wants to reciprocate. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is asking Muslim nations’ leaders to recognize Jerusalem as the “occupied capital of the Palestinian state.” The statement to an emergency meeting of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation was a response to President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, which Erdogan called a “terror state.” He pronounced U.S. recognition and plans to move its embassy to the holy city “null and void.” While rhetoric at the meeting was strong, Erdogan did not mention earlier threats to cut Ankara’s longstanding ties with Israel.

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