Turkey reacts to US decision to move embassy

World News

The Government of Turkey has reacted to United States of America’s announcement to move its embassy to Jerusalem in May 2018.

Turkey on Saturday morning described the move as “extremely worrying.”

Friday’s announcement by Washington to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to the disputed city follows US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in December.

The Turkish foreign ministry said in a statement the move showed Washington’s “insistence on… damaging the conditions for peace” and was “extremely worrying” in a statement.

Israel Government has since hailed the development as “a great day for the people of Israel”

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