Erdogan: U.S. lost its status as mediator in Middle East peace process

Erdogan: U.S. lost its status as mediator in Middle East peace process

The United States had forfeited its role as a mediator in the Middle East by moving its Israel embassy to Jerusalem, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.

“The United States has chosen to be a part of the problem rather than the solution with its latest step and has lost its mediating role in the peace process,” Erdogan said in a speech at Britain’s Chatham House think tank.

"We cannot help but feel like we are living through the dark times prior to World War II," Hurriyet Daily cited Erdogan as saying.

The United States is due to officially move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on Monday in a move that has delighted Israel but infuriated Palestinians.

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