Turkish Foreign Ministry expressed its deep concern at Serbia's decision to move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to the occupied city of Jerusalem.
The ministry underlined in a statement on Saturday that Israel’s annexation of Jerusalem was declared null and void by the international community and the United Nations.
It pointed out that a settlement to the Palestinian question is based on establishing an independent and sovereign Palestinian state over the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital.
The ministry stressed that the relocation of some countries' embassies to Jerusalem city is a clear violation of international laws, calling on all countries of the world to adhere to UN resolutions, respect the historical and legal status of Jerusalem, and refrain from any step that would deepen the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, had announced the intention of Serbia to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.