East Jerusalem

Masjidul Aqsa to reopen after Eid

The sacred Masjidul Aqsa will reopen to worshippers after Eid al-Fitr holiday, the authority responsible for overseeing the city’s holy sites said on Tuesday. In a statement, the Jordan-run Islamic Waqf Department said steps to reopen the site will be announced soon. The Waqf said that it had reached the[…]

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Turkey Announces Plans to Open Embassy in East Jerusalem

Speaking on Thursday, Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu said there is a “serious determination” among the international community to recognize Palestine. The diplomat added that, once the world acknowledges the claim, he is confident there will be an influx of embassies and other diplomatic services into what would then be[…]

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Erdogan, Abbas Discuss Jerusalem Status

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas spoke over the phone on Saturday to discuss the status of Jerusalem, according to a Turkish presidential source. The leaders also discussed the latest developments in Palestine, the source said on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to[…]

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