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Erdogan calls summit of pan-Islamic body on Dec 13 over Jerusalem: spokesman

ANKARA, Dec 6, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is calling a summit of the main pan-Islamic body in Istanbul on December 13 to discuss the expected US move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, his spokesman said on Wednesday.

"In the face of developments that arouse sensitivity over the status of Jerusalem, Mr President is calling a leaders' summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in order to display joint action among Islamic countries," presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin told reporters in Ankara, giving the date for the meeting as December 13. Turkey currently holds the chairmanship of the OIC.