Turkey has strongly condemned on Wednesday the Israeli government's decision to permit construction of new residences in East Jerusalem, AA reported.
In a statement issued Wednesday, the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said that Turkey condemned an Israeli decision to build 1,100 new residences in East Jerusalem.
We are passing through a period in which the international community is making great efforts to solve the Palestinian problem. Israel's acts during such a period cause doubts about their real intentions and hurt the efforts of the international community. Israel's residential activities are a violation of the international laws and can not be accepted, the MFA stressed.
Within this frame, we call on the international community to support Palestine's application for recognition at the United Nations as a state whose capital is East Jerusalem and whose territory included West Bank and Gaza, the MFA also said.