Turkey's President Erdogan Declares Donald Trump's Middle East Peace Plan 'Absolutely Unacceptable'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dismissed Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan as 'absolutely unacceptable' today and accused it of 'legitimising Israel's occupation.'

He said the US president's long-awaited deal 'will not serve peace or bring about a solution.'

Erdogan was particularly scathing about the plan for Jerusalem to be Israel's capital, Turkish broadcaster CNN Turk reported.

Erdogan said: 'Jerusalem is sacred for Muslims. The plan to give Jerusalem to Israel is absolutely unacceptable.