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Turkey threatens to snap ties over US' decision on Jerusalem

ANI  |  Ankara [Turkey] 

Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned to cut diplomatic ties with if the United States recognises as its capital.

Dubbing such a move as 'red line' for Muslims, the Turkish President told the his country's response "could go as far as us cutting diplomatic ties with Israel," reported the Independent.

Reports had emerged that US President Donald Trump was considering recognising as Israel's capital, a move that would be represented by the relocation of the from Tel Aviv to

However, his son-in-Jared Kushner later said the US President hadn't decided what steps to take regarding

The plan has drawn criticism from a number of leaders who fear it would further escalate regional tensions.

Also, Trump missed a deadline on Monday to sign a waiver which would postpone moving the from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a campaign pledge he has delayed fulfilling.

No country currently has its embassy in Jerusalem, according to the reports.

captured east Jerusalem, which is home to major Muslim, Christian and Jewish holy sites, in the 1967 Middle East war.

It quickly annexed it, declaring the whole of the city as its capital in a move which has not been recognised internationally.

The Palestinians seek it as a

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First Published: Tue, December 05 2017. 19:15 IST
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