Pope, Erdogan in telephone talks over Jerusalem: Report Dec 08, 2017 0 57 12345 AFPIstanbulTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday held telephone talks with Pope Francis to discuss the crisis triggered by the recognition of Jerusalem by the United States as the capital of Israel, state media said.The Turkish leader and head of the Roman Catholic Church have both strongly opposed the move announced by US President Donald Trump, and Erdogan has called an emergency summit meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on December 13.The state-run Anadolu news agency gave no further details but NTV television said Erdogan and Francis shared their concern over the situation.Citing presidential sources, it said that Erdogan expressed his appreciation to Francis for his stance on the issue and both agreed the status quo should not be changed.Last year, Turkey and Israel ended a rift triggered by Israel's storming in 2010 of a Gaza-bound ship that left 10 Turkish activists dead and led to a downgrading of diplomatic ties.The two sides have since stepped up cooperation, particularly in energy, but Erdogan, who regards himself as a champion of the Palestinian cause, is still often bitterly critical of Israeli policy. Pages 12 POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES EU vows push to make Jerusalem capital for Palestinians too Dec 08, 2017 1 787 Hamas calls for Palestinian uprising over Trump's Jerusalem decision Dec 08, 2017 0 56 Series of protests and rallies in Jordan, Tunisia and Lebanon Dec 08, 2017 0 83 White House doesn't see other countries following US move REUTERS JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday many countries would follow the United States in recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital and contacts were underway. .. Hezbollah calls for mass demonstration on Monday Beirut The head of Lebanon's powerful Hezbollah movement on Thursday called for a mass demonstration in protest at US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital."I call on .. Canada embassy to remain in Tel Aviv: Trudeau Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made it clear Thursday that Canada's embassy in Israel would remain in Tel Aviv, in a split with its neighbor and ally, the United States."We will not be moving Canada's embassy from .. Erdogan says US Jerusalem decision tramples on law Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that US President Donald Trump's"unfortunate" decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was"trampling on international laws". (REUTERS) Israel bars Palestinians from occupation photo show Jerusalem Israel has barred 22 Palestinians from attending a Tel Aviv photo exhibition to mark 50 years of Israeli occupation of the West Bank, an Israeli rights group said on Thursday. B'Tselem, which organised the .. Putin, Erdogan voice 'serious concern' over Trump's stance REUTERS MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan spoke by phone on Thursday and expressed serious concern about Washington's decision to recognise Jerusalem as ..