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France and Turkey to cooperate on reversing US recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital

France and Turkey’s presidents have agreed to work together to persuade the US to reconsider its decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Speaking to Reuters, a Turkish official said the two leaders agreed over the phone to make a joint effort to reverse the US decision.

The Turkish President also spoke to the presidents of Kazakhstan, Lebanon and Azerbaijan on Saturday.

In 2014 the French National Assembly passed a non-binding motion calling on the government to recognise Palestine.

Hundreds of pro-Palestine supporters marched through Paris on Saturday reports Reuters.