Turkey urges Muslim nations to stand with Palestine 

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said today that the "illegal" US decision encouraged Israel to "massacre innocent Palestinians in cold blood.

Published: 18th May 2018 06:53 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th May 2018 06:53 PM   |  A+A-

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Bodies of Palestinians killed during a protest on a border with Israel lay in the morgue in Beit Lahiya, Gaza Strip, Monday, May 14, 2018. Israeli soldiers shot and killed dozens of Palestinians during mass protests along the Gaza border on Monday (AP Photo)

By PTI

ISTANBUL: Turkey has called on Muslim nations to stand united for Palestine and to work to stop countries joining the United States in relocating their Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said today that the "illegal" US decision encouraged Israel to "massacre innocent Palestinians in cold blood.

" Turkey called an extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, or OIC, after Israeli forces killed dozens of people in Gaza earlier this week.

Addressing the morning session of the OIC in Istanbul, Cavusoglu said "we must prevent other countries from following the US example.

" Cavusoglu also said "precautions" must be taken within the grouping after some nations voted against, abstained or did not show up at a December vote for a UN motion against Washington's decision.

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