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State Department also used to call it "Jerusalem, Syria" and "Jerusalem, Turkey," too

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Submitted by Kevin (United States), Dec 27, 2012 at 11:04

If you look at US Foreign Service records from the World War I period, they use both of these designations, so don't make too much out of this designation. It's common, in a politically chaotic situation, to use all these different types of different geographical designations when things are still dispute.

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