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Turkey reacts to US decision to move embassy from Tel Aviv




Turkey reacts to US decision to move embassy from Tel Aviv

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.”

The US move to open its embassy in Jerusalem in May coincides with the 70th anniversary of the founding of Israel.

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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