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Jerusalem row to further ruin Turkey’s ties with US, Israel

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U.S. President Donald Trump will certainly make history as one of the most irresponsible and insensitive world leaders. His controversial decision to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem has already claimed the lives of dozens of Palestinians, further de-stabilizing the already fragile Middle East.

The relocation came just days after Trump announced the U.S.’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, a development that could trigger future conflicts and tension between Iran and Israel. It could also deepen ongoing sectarian-based unrest in the region as Saudi-led Sunni countries seem to have been much more encouraged against the Iranian regime.

As expected, Turkey was among the most vocal countries against the opening of the embassy in Jerusalem on May 14 and the killing of scores of Palestinian protestors by Israeli security forces. Turkey’s reaction to the U.S.-Israeli move has two main folds, multilateral and unilateral.

As the term president of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), Turkey called on the body to hold an extraordinary........

© Hürriyet Daily News