Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu warns rumored US decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem would trigger new conflicts.
The reported U.S. plan to relocate its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem would bring chaos, not peace, to the region, Turkey’s foreign minister warned Tuesday.
Speaking to reporters in Albania’s capital Tirana, Mevlut Cavusoglu said Turkey "hopes" the U.S. would not take such step, adding that it would "trigger new conflicts in the region."
Relocating the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem would violate international law and agreements as well as UN resolutions, said Cavusoglu.
The foreign minister is to discuss the matter with the U.S.' top diplomat and his other overseas counterparts at a NATO foreign ministers summit in Brussels later on Tuesday.
U.S. President Donald Trump is considering moving the American Embassy to Jerusalem and formal recognition of the city as Israel’s capital, according to media reports.
On the U.S. arming the terrorist PKK/PYD in Syria, Cavusoglu reiterated that there was "no difference between the PKK and YPG."
He said Turkey was closely monitoring Trump's pledge to stop supplying weapons to PKK/PYD terrorists in Syria.
In a phone conversation with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan late last month, Trump promised to halt arms supplies to the PKK/PYD, the Syrian branch of the PKK, which has waged a terror campaign against Turkey since 1984, taking some 40,000 lives in the process.