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Turkey concerned over Serbia's relocation of embassy to Jerusalem

Turkey concerned over Serbia's relocation of embassy to Jerusalem
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ANKARA, Sunday, September 6, 2020 (WAFA) – The Republic of Turkey said yesterday it was "deeply concerned" over Serbia's decision to relocate its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to occupied Jerusalem.

The Turkish Foreign Ministry called in a statement on all countries "to abide by the UN resolutions adopted on this matter, respect the historical and legal status of Jerusalem, and refrain from steps that will make the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict even more difficult."

"It has been repeatedly emphasized in various UN resolutions that the Palestinian issue can only be solved with the establishment of an independent and sovereign Palestine state on the basis of the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital," it underlined.

"Any country’s moving its embassy to Jerusalem would be a clear violation of international law," it added.

Turkey’s response came after US President Donald Trump announced Friday that Serbia had agreed to move its embassy to the occupied city.

Serbia and Kosovo have signed separate agreements with the US in which Serbia agreed to move its embassy to Jerusalem. Kosovo and Israel agreed to normalize relations and establish diplomatic ties.



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