Erdogan: We do not accept any change in the status of Jerusalem

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan affirmed on Tuesday his country’s rejection of any change in the status of Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque.

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This came in a joint press conference with his Palestinian counterpart, Mahmoud Abbas, after their meeting in the capital, Ankara.

President Erdogan said, “The steps we are taking in our relations with Israel will not diminish our support for the Palestinian cause in any way.”

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He added, “We never accept any actions aimed at changing the status of Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque, and we have informed the Israeli side of our firm position.”