Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 28
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to visit the Vatican, the Turkish media reported Dec. 28.
Erdogan may visit the Vatican in early 2018.
During his visit to the Vatican, Erdogan is expected to meet with Pope Francis and discuss the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Previously, US President Donald Trump proclaimed that the US recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Israel proclaimed Jerusalem its capital after the end of the War of Independence in 1949. In 1967, after the Six Days War, it seized East Jerusalem and united it with the West Jerusalem, but the UN did not recognize this. Embassies of countries that have diplomatic relations with Israel are located mainly in Tel Aviv, Herzliya and Ramat Gan.
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