Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Wednesday that there will be no compromise on where Turkey stands on Jerusalem, adding that recognition of historic city as capital of Palestine is not up for debate.
"It is absolutely nonbinding for us that the US announced Jerusalem as an embassy [as the capital of Israel] by itself," Erdoğan said in Mauritania's capital Nouakchott during a joint press conference with the country's president, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz.
The US government controversially decided on December 6 to recognise Jerusalem, a city considered holy for Muslims, Christians and Jews, as Israel's capital.
US State Department announced on February 24 that it would move its embassy to Jerusalem in the middle of May, which marks the Palestinian Nakbah.
Jerusalem, which part of it was occupied by the Zionists in 1948 and the other part was occupied in 1967, is the third holiest place for about two billion Muslims on earth.