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  Kislev 19, 5778 , 07/12/17

Turkey threatens to sever ties with Israel

Yasin Aktay, an adviser to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel would have a direct and negative impact on Turkey's relations with Israel.

In an interview with the Hamas daily Al-Risala, Aktay said that Turkey intends to sever the diplomatic relations with Israel in response to Trump’s declaration, which he called "aggression against Palestinian rights and complicity with the crime of the occupation."

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