Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the U.S. Embassy in Ankara to denounce Washington’s move to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
The protest was largely peaceful, although police took security measures and U.S. Soldiers were seen on the roof of the embassy building.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Thursday that the U.S. Had primed a bomb in the Middle East with its decision.
Hundreds of people marched through the Baqaa refugee camp near to protest against the U.S decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Palestinians want East Jerusalem as the capital of their future state, and the international community does not recognize Israel’s claim on all of the city, home to sites holy to the Jewish, Muslim and Christian religions.
Protest were also held in Yameni captal Sanna, protesters condemned the U.S. Decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and called on the Arab World to stand up to U.S. President Donald Trump’s “escalation with more escalation.”
Trump’s decision risks further inflaming a region already grappling with conflict in Syria, Iraq and Yemen.
The Arab League will also hold an emergency meeting tomorrow on U.S. Plans to recognize Al-Quds Al-Sharif as the capital of Israel.
The head of the Palestinian delegation to the body said that Palestine and Jordan had requested the meeting.