President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has accused the U.S. of threatening him and National Intelligence Agency (MİT) chief Hakan Fidan, as he slammed U.S. President Donald Trump’s “Deal of the Century.”
“Unfortunately, the U.S. threatens me and my intelligence chief, as well as some financial institutions in Turkey,” Erdoğan told members of his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) on Feb. 5.
Last week, Trump announced his plan to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
At the event, Trump referred to Jerusalem as “Israel’s undivided capital.”
The so-called “Deal of the Century” would unilaterally annul previous UN resolutions on the Palestinian issue and suggests giving Israel almost everything they have been demanding.
During his speech, Erdoğan described the proposal as an occupation and annexation plan.
The plan would “legitimize the occupation, devastation, and expropriation policies of Israel that have been going on for 70 years,” Erdoğan said.
“It means that Trump backs occupiers. Who can accept presenting Jerusalem and Palestine to Israel? We will never back any plan which lacks our Palestinians brothers’ consent,” he added.
Referring to the tensions between Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi earlier, Erdoğan said that “they fell out with each other.”
Pelosi on Feb. 5 tore up Trump’s State of the Union speech after the U.S. President snubbed a handshake.