Report: Turkey, U.K. Say International Community Should Intervene in Yerushalayim Crisis

ANKARA (Reuters) -

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and British Prime Minister Theresa May agreed in a phone call on Monday that the international community should make “intense efforts” to solve the issue in Yerushalayim, sources in Erdogan’s office said.

The two leaders, who discussed the blocking of a U.N. Security Council resolution calling for the U.S. declaration of Yerushalayim as Israel’s capital to be withdrawn, also agreed that any new tensions that could endanger the peace process in the region should be avoided, the sources said.

Earlier, Turkey said it was shocked by the U.S. veto of the Egyptian-drafted resolution. It said the veto of the resolution, which was supported by the 14 other members, showed once again that Washington had “lost objectivity” and it was unacceptable for the Security Council to be left “ineffective” with such a move.