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American Muslims reject Trump's move to recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel

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Erdoğan invites OIC countries to convene over Jerusalem issue

Turkish Pesident Erdoğan has invited leaders of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member states to convene for an extraordinary leaders summit in Istanbul on Wednesday, Dec. 13 over the issue of Jerusalem, Presidential Spokesperson -degreesbrahim Kalın has announced.

Speaking at a news conference in Ankara, Kalın said that Erdoğan has called on OIC member states to come together to display joint action and coordination among Muslim countries.

"Jerusalem is our honor, our common cause, and as Mr. President said yesterday, it is our red line," Kalın told reporters, noting that Erdoğan has discussed the matter with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and leaders of other Muslim countries, including Malaysia, Tunisia, Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Indonesia.

The U.S. should correct its "grave mistake" on Jerusalem's status, Ibrahim Kalin told a press conference in the capital Ankara.

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