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Media: Erdogan and the Pope spoke of the immutability of the status of Jerusalem

ANKARA, December 7. /TASS/. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Pope Francis in a telephone conversation discussed the inability to change the status of Jerusalem. This was announced on Thursday, the newspaper Hürriyet.

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In the conversation the sides emphasized the fact that Jerusalem is a Holy city for Jews, Christians and Muslims. You need to avoid any steps taken to change the status of Jerusalem, led to the publication of excerpts of the conversation of Erdogan and Francis.

The US President Donald trump said Wednesday that “the time has come to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel .”

The White house also ordered the state Department to begin preparing to transfer the American Embassy from tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The President said that Washington maintains “the desire to promote a peace agreement acceptable to both parties.” According to trump, the United States would “support the solution “two States”, if it will be accepted by both parties”.

The status of Jerusalem is one of the key problems in Palestinian-Israeli conflict. The Israelis occupied the Eastern part of the city during the 1967 war. They insist that Jerusalem is “one and indivisible” capital of Israel. The Palestinians want to make East part of the city is the capital of the state.

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