Erdogan, Rouhani hold meeting in Istanbul

Erdogan, Rouhani hold meeting in Istanbul

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani held a closed-door meeting in Istanbul on Wednesday after Turkey hosted an extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to discuss Donald Trump's internationally-opposed move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Daily Sabah reports.

The meeting, which took place at Yıldız Mabeyn Palace, lasted about 45 minutes.

Turkey had called on the OIC to convene after the U.S. President Donald Trump last week announced that he recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital instead of Tel Aviv, and that the U.S. Embassy will be relocated to Jerusalem.

After the summit, leaders of the Muslim world announced that they recognize Jerusalem as Palestine's capital "under occupation" and urged the U.S. to withdraw from the peace process.

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