Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the members of his ruling party at the parliament in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan flew to Italy Sunday ahead of talks with Pope Francis that are expected to center on Jerusalem after U.S. President Donald Trump recognised the holy city as the capital of Israel.Erdogan previously clashed with the pope when Francis, in 2015, became the first head of the Roman Catholic Church to publicly call the 1915 killing of as many as 1.5 million Armenians "genocide" -- something Turkey has always denied.Before leaving Turkey, Erdogan said the United States had isolated itself over Jerusalem, which the Palestinians want to share with the Israelis as their future capital.Erdogan is due to see the pope on Monday in what will be the first visit to the Vatican by a Turkish president in 59 years.
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