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Erdogan's Greece visit expected to boost economic ties

Erdogan's Greece visit expected to boost economic ties

"American government officials have said themselves that we have to start a war in the region to protect the security of the Zionist regime", Khamenei said.

On Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned that the status of the city is a "red line" for Muslims, and that the move could even prompt Turkey to cut ties with Israel.

The recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and the moving of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem - expected to be announced by President Donald Trump later Wednesday - would be a "grave mistake" against international agreements, Kalin warned. "Mr Trump and his administration are violating that and, therefore, they don't play the game and we don't play the game with them".

Jerusalem remains at the core of the perennial Israel-Palestine conflict, as Palestinians want Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem as the capital of a future state.

Israel proclaimed Jerusalem its capital after the end of the War of Independence in 1949.

Kalin said that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed the US intention with the leaders of a number of Muslim countries. "The days of the sultan and the Ottoman Empire have passed".

Speaking from Seoul where he met his South Korean counterpart, Yildirim said: "One way or another, both situations will be unlawful decisions and will make the existing problems in the region even more unsolvable".

Last year, Turkey and Israel ended a rift triggered by Israel's deadly storming in 2010 of a Gaza-bound ship that left 10 Turkish activists dead and led to a downgrading of diplomatic ties.

The United States is a strong supporter of a strong relationship between Turkey, the key Muslim member of NATO, and Israel, which is Washington's main ally in the Middle East.

The Turkish leader - who regards himself as a champion of the Palestinian cause - is due to hold talks later in Ankara with Jordanian King Abdullah II who is also a strong opponent of the move. In January, it was reported that the sides started negotiations on this issue.

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