Turkish opposition slams possible US Jerusalem plan

His Majesty King Abdullah holds talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on Wednesday

His Majesty King Abdullah holds talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on Wednesday

Both Jordan and Egypt, the only two Arab states with diplomatic ties to Israel, have warned against moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.

The old city of Jerusalem, with the Dome of the Rock (L) in the Al Aqsa Compund.

On Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned that the status of the city is a "red line" for Muslims, and that the move could even prompt Turkey to cut ties with Israel.

Erdogan noted that the USA should understand that Jerusalem is a "red line" for all Muslims.

"We are warning the United States once again". I am warning the United States not to take such a step which will deepen the problems in the region'.

"Jerusalem is the keystone of the Middle East", Kemal Kilicdaroglu told a rally in the capital Ankara marking Women's Rights Day.

Palestine, status of Jerusalem, Syria, Iraq and the latest developments in the region will also be top agenda of the meetings.

What is so contentious about Jerusalem's status?

"The US embassy and the embassies of the rest of the world should be housed in Jerusalem".

"If another step is taken and this step is lifted, this will be a major catastrophe".

Israel proclaimed Jerusalem its capital after the end of the War of Independence in 1949.

Jordan is now making a diplomatic push on the issue of Jerusalem, which the Palestinians hope to see as their future capital.

The recognition of the city as Israel's capital and the moving of the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem - expected to be announced by President Donald Trump later Wednesday - showed "great intolerance and mindlessness", Bozdag said.

Internationally, there is near uniform consensus on refraining from recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, leaving such a decision for a time in the future when the Israelis and Palestinians reach a final peace deal.

Noting that Jerusalem is inviolable for Muslims, he said ignoring that would have serious consequences.

Three other major U.S. allies have registered their concerns this week about the reported plans of the Trump Administration to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

A senior Jordanian source said on Sunday that Amman has begun consultations on convening an emergency meeting of the Arab League and the OIC before any declaration by Trump this week.

WatchOS 4.2 update brings support for Apple Pay Cash and more
Malzahn Agrees To New Deal With Auburn