Turkey rejects ‘fait accompli’ in Jerusalem: Erdoğan

Turkey rejects ‘fait accompli’ in Jerusalem: Erdoğan

Turkey rejects ‘fait accompli’ in Jerusalem: Erdoğan

Turkey rejects "fait accompli" in Jerusalem, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on June 15.

"We reject efforts to create new fait accompli in Jerusalem," Erdoğan told at the 5th Summit of Heads of State of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Tajikistan's capital Dushanbe.

Erdoğan said Turkey has an active stance on Palestine issue.

He also called on all the countries to respect the U.N. resolutions and the historical and legal status of Jerusalem.

Jerusalem remains at the heart of the perennial Mideast conflict, with Palestinians hoping East Jerusalem- occupied by Israel since 1967- might eventually serve as the capital of an independent Palestinian state.

Erdoğan said Turkey does its best to end the civil war in Syria and ensure stability there.

He reiterated that Turkey hosts nearly four million Syrians.

Turkey fights against ISIL, YPG/PKK terrorist organizations that threaten Syria's future, he added.

The president also said efforts to eliminate terrorist organization through another one will only lead to more bloodshed.