Dec 14 2017

Russia distances itself from Turkey over Jerusalem

The spokesman for Russian President Putin has said there are differences of opinion with Turkey over the Palestinian issue following a meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held in Istanbul, Turkish newspaper Hürriyet said.

“We know Turkish President (Recep) Tayyip Erdoğan’s attitude, but in the present situation this attitude does not correspond to Russia’s attitude,” Dmitry Peskov said.

“Everyone knows very well how we want a solution to be reached both for Jerusalem and for the Israeli-Palestinian dispute.”

Peskov declined to answer a question on whether Turkey’s attitude was constructive or not.

Erdoğan used the OIC meeting to call for all countries to recognise a Palestinian state within its 1967 borders.