Erdogan calls Israel "terrorist state"
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called Israel a "terrorist" and "child-murderer state" as he criticized US President Donald Trump over his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
"Jerusalem is the apple of our eye. We will not abandon it to the child-murderer state. We will not abandon it to an occupier state," Erdogan said in an address in the Turkish city of Sivas.
"We will continue our struggle within law and democracy. In Istanbul we will unite Islamic countries, leaders and heads of states. Our road map will show that it will not be easy for them to realize their plans," CNN cited Erdogan as saying.
He also said Trump's Jerusalem announcement was "null and void."