Erdogan urges recognize Jerusalem as "occupied capital of Palestine". (video)
Voice of America During the extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Erdogan made a scandalous statement. Turkey, in the person of Erdogan, which currently holds the Organization of Islamic Cooperation(OIC), uniting 57 countries, held an extraordinary summit calling on international law and justice states to recognize Jerusalem as the "occupied capital of Palestine". In response to the US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, 21 Muslim country leaders met in Istanbul on Wednesday under the auspices of the OIC. Mahmud Abbas was the one who expressed the most sophisticated criticism. He evaluated Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as "a crime." "The United States decided to refuse its role of a mediator and its authority, losing its role in political processes. Because of the United States attitude towards Israel, we are not going to accept its involvement in political processes. This is our position," announced Mahmud Abbas, leader of Palestine. King of Jordan Abdullah II, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, President of Iran Hassan Rouhani were among the 22 officials attending the conference. One of the mpst frequently asked question is whether the anger caused by Donald Trump's announcement, burst in Muslim world, will solve the political disputes, particularly those present between the Arab leaders.