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Turkey recalls US, Israel envoys over embassy move

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has recalled its to the US and to protest the administration's decision to move the from to Jerusalem, a media report said on Tuesday.

"has recalled in and for consultations," Hurriyet Daily News reported quoting as saying on Monday in following a cabinet meeting.

Israeli security forces on Monday killed at least 55 Palestinians during mass protests along the border, marking the deadliest day of violence there since a devastating 2014 cross-border war.

"Today will go down in the history as Bloody Monday for Muslims and Islamic countries," Bozdag said, also adding that "the US has violated decisions by opening its embassy in

Meanwhile, on Monday said the country has declared a three-day national mourning. "We declare a national mourning for three days, starting tomorrow, to stand in solidarity with our Palestinian brothers," Erdogan said, addressing students in

"is a terror state," the reiterated.

Labeling the killings as "genocide," Erdogan also said a big rally is set to be held on May 18 in as a sign of solidarity.

In a show of anger fueled by the embassy move, protesters set tires on fire, sending plumes of black smoke into the air, and hurled firebombs and stones toward Israeli troops across the border.

The relocation of the embassy from Tel Aviv, a key campaign promise of Donald Trump, has infuriated the Palestinians, who seek east as a future capital.



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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 11:38 IST