Erdodan and Pope discuss Jerusalem on phone

Erdodan and Pope discuss Jerusalem on phone

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a phone conversation with Pope Francis over developments regarding Jerusalem, highlighting the importance of preserving the city's status, media reported with reference to presidential sources.

Both sides highlighted that the protection of Jerusalem's status is critical to ensure stability in the region, the Daily Sabah reported.

Erdogan and the Pope also welcomed the United Nations General Assembly Resolution on Jerusalem, overwhelmingly passed by 128 to nine votes, asking the U.S. to withdraw its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

The president and pope also agreed to hold a meeting in the near future to discuss the issue of Jerusalem, bilateral relations and international developments, presidential sources added.

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