President Tayyip Erdogan has said turkey is launching an initiative at the United Nations to annul a decision by the United States to Recognise Al-Quds as Israel’s capital.
He said this while speaking to crowds gathered in the central Anatolian city of Konya via teleconference.
Erdogan said Turkey will first seek annulment in the UN security council, and if that failed it would try at the U.N. General Assembly.
The United States is a permanent Security Council member with veto powers, meaning any move to overturn Washington’s decision at the council would certainly be blocked.
Erdogan was speaking two days after a Muslim leaders meeting in Istanbul condemned U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision, calling on the world to respond by recognising East Al-Quds as the capital of Palestine.