Turkey conveys concerns over Trump’s Middle East peace plan

Turkey’s Presidency expressed its concerns about President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan in a phone call with the U.S. administration on Thursday, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported.

Turkish Presidential Spokesman İbrahim Kalın сalled Trump’s national security adviser, Robert O’Brien, to convey Turkey’s concerns about a peace plan that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has called absolutely unacceptable.

Trump unveiled the plan that he calls the deal of the century at the White House on Tuesday alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but no Palestinians were present.

During the unveiling, the U.S. president referred to Jerusalem as Israel’s undivided capital, ignoring one of the main demands of Palestinians who view the Israeli presence in the city as an occupation.

Turkey under Erdoğan’s Justice and Development Party has had an uneasy relationship with Israel, which has accused the Turkish government of aiding terrorists over its support for the Islamist militant group Hamas.