Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

U.S. has sacrificed its role as Middle East mediator, says Erdogan

U.S. has sacrificed its role as Middle East mediator, says Erdogan

According to the latest data of the Ministry of health of Palestine, the clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police in the 14 of may, 52 people were killed.

In one of his most vehement broadsides ever against the Jewish state, Erdogan also announced three days of national mourning over the deaths, as well as a giant protest in Istanbul on Friday.

"Israel is a terrorist state", said Erdogan, speaking to scholarship students in London.

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Under the 1993 Oslo peace accords shepherded by then U.S. president Bill Clinton, the status of Jerusalem, including whether East Jerusalem will be the capital of a Palestinian state, was to be agreed in future negotiations.

"We will not allow today to be the day Muslim world loses Jerusalem", he said.

"I curse this drama of humanity and genocide, no matter from which side it comes from, either America or Israel", Erdogan was quoted as saying by the state-run Anadolu news agency while he visited Britain.

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"The establishment of an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital is the only way for lasting peace and stability", he said. Bozdag also said Turkey was calling an emergency meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Friday, but did not give details over its format.

Fifty-eight Palestinian demonstrators were martyred on Monday and hundreds more were injured by Israeli armed forces deployed along the Gaza border, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry. "As you know, this occupation has continued since 1948", Erdoğan said.

Bozdag also said Turkey's parliament would be convened to discuss Gaza.

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Thousands of Palestinians gathered on the Gaza Strip's eastern border since early Monday morning to take part in protests aimed to commemorate the Nakba anniversary and protest the relocation of the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

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