ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has criticized the Israel and called it a state of occupation and terror as it continuously oppressing the Palestinian and occupied their land.
Erdogan said this after he opened the Organization of Islamic Council (OIC) summit on the US recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.
The OIC summit was called by Turkey after US President Donald Trump recognized the Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Leaders of the Muslim world are attending the OIC summit in Istanbul and looking to find one way of the Muslim world to deliver message to the world and US in this regard.
While addressing to the summit, Erdogan said that Israel is a state of occupation and a state of terror and he demanded from the world powers to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine.
Erodgan added US should take back the decision of recognizing the Jerusalem as capital of Israel.
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi arrived in Istanbul on Tuesday to attend the summit accompanied by Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif and Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif.