Turkey condemns Israel's illegal settlements in Jerusalem

Turkish Foreign Ministry released a statement condemning Israel's resolution on illegal settlements in East Jerusalem

Turkey condemns Israel's illegal settlements in Jerusalem

World Bulletin/News Desk

Turkey condemned on Thursday Israel's resolution on illegal settlements and the construction of 78 houses in East Jerusalem.

"We condemn and will never accept these unilateral steps, which are against international law," the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a written statement.

The statement continued: "The ongoing illegal settlement activities of Israel in East Jerusalem do not serve any purpose other than escalating tensions further in the region." 

Israel's planning and construction committee in Jerusalem approved the construction of new housing units in the Jewish-only Har Homa and Ramot settlements, the latter of which lies beyond the Green Line, according to Israeli Channel 7.

According to the broadcaster, 50 settlement units will be built in the Har Homa settlement, while 28 units will be built in the Ramot settlement, both of which are located in southern Jerusalem.

Last month, the same committee approved the construction of 200 -- out of a planned 600 -- settlement units, in the Ramot Settlement.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 22 Kasım 2014, 12:26

Muhammed Öylek