Turkish President Erdogan had stated US couldn’t purchase Turkey’s assist on the United Nations (reuters)
Ankara, Turkey: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday requested US President Donald Trump to reverse his resolution recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital after a UN vote overwhelming rejected the transfer.
Erdogan had earlier referred to as on UN member states to not be swayed by Trump’s menace to chop funding for international locations that backed the movement on the UN Basic Meeting.
“We welcome with nice pleasure the UN Basic Meeting’s overwhelming assist… We count on the Trump administration to rescind with out additional delay its unlucky resolution, whose illegality has been clearly established,” Erdogan stated on Twitter.
“I’m calling on the entire world: by no means promote your democratic will in return for petty ,” he had stated in a televised speech in Ankara earlier than the vote.
The US resolution on December 6 broke with worldwide consensus and unleashed protests throughout the Muslim world, prompting a flurry of appeals to the United Nations.
At an emergency session Thursday, the UN Basic Meeting adopted the movement rejecting Trump’s resolution by 128 votes to 9, with 35 abstentions.
The measure was despatched to the Basic Meeting after it was vetoed by the USA on the Safety Council on Monday, although all different 14 council members voted in favour.
Trump warned that Washington would intently watch how nations voted, suggesting there might even be reprisals for international locations that backed the movement which was put ahead by Yemen and Turkey on behalf of Arab and Muslim international locations.
Erdogan accused Trump of constructing “threats”.
“How do they name America? The cradle of democracy. The cradle of democracy is in search of to seek out will on the earth that may be purchased with ,” he stated.
“Mr Trump you can not purchase with Turkey’s democratic will. Our resolution is obvious,” he stated.
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