Turkish President vows to open Palestinian embassy in E. Jerusalem

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Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan talks, backdropped by maps of Israel and the Palestinian Territories, as he delivers a speech at a rally of his ruling political party’s supporters in Yalova, Turkey, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. Turkey has been one of the most vocal critics of U.S. President Donald Trump’s Dec. 6 controversial decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. (Yasin Bulbul/Pool Photo via AP)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is vowing to open a Palestinian embassy in East Jerusalem, in response to the U.S. decision recognizing the city as the capital of Israel.

This comes as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has reportedly received an invitation to visit Iran, and the UN Security Council on Monday is expected to vote on a resolution to nullify any change to Jerusalem’s status.

CGTN’s Adel EL-Mahrouky reports from Jerusalem.