Turkey: Opening of Jerusalem US embassy ‘extremely worrying’

(VOVWORLD) -Turkey on Saturday described as “extremely worrying” the US push to open its embassy in Jerusalem this May to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the founding of Israel.

Turkey: Opening of Jerusalem US embassy ‘extremely worrying’ - ảnh 1Palestinian protestors attacking Israeli security forces to protest against US's decision of recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in Hebron city on December 8th, 2017   (Photo: AFP0

The Turkish foreign ministry said in a statement that US’s decision shows its administration’s insistence on damaging the grounds for peace by trampling over international law, resolutions of United Nations Security Council on Jerusalem.

The move further strains relations between the US and Turkey, already at odds on a number of issues, including Turkey's latest military offensive against a US-supported Kurdish militia in Syria. The US is the only country to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.