Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan said, speaking in Parliament that the American administration will cross the «red line», recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel or moving to this city the U.S. Embassy.
«In response, we may break off diplomatic relations with Israel,» — said the head of state. He also said that he would call an emergency summit of the organization of Islamic States, dedicated to Jerusalem.
Recall that on 4 December the issue of the possible transfer of the Embassy was the subject of a telephone conversation between Erdogan with the head of the Politburo of the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh.
It was during this conversation, the Turkish President had first proposed the convening of an Islamic summit. He also expressed his readiness to appeal to the President of the United States Donald Trump, explaining to him the seriousness of the issue.
Meanwhile, White house spokesman Hogan Gigli told reporters that while the President of the United States Donald trump is not ready to announce the decision on the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. «No announcement that we refuse (from recognition), today,» said Gigli.