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esident Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital meeting more protests in Ankara on Sunday. Amid the demonstrations, another controversial announcement, but this time not from Trump, but Turkey.>>
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> Presdient Tayap Erdogan said on Sunday he plans to open an embassy in east Jerusalem, the part of the city that Palestinians see as their capital.
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It comes days after a summit of Muslim leaders, where he led calls for the world to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine, not Israel. It's not clear though how he would carry out the move. Israel controls all of Jerusalem and calls the city its indivisible capital. Trump's decision broke decades of US policy and international consensus that the city's status must be left to Israeli/Palestinian peace talks.
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Foreign embassy's in Israel, including Turkey's, are located in Tel Aviv, a reflection of Jerusalem's unresolved status. Wednesday's summit of more than 50 Muslim countries, concluded that Trump's move was a declaration that Washington is withdrawing itself from it's role as peace mediator in the Middle East.