Turkey: Reaction to Kosovo Embassy Opening in Jerusalem

Turkey: Reaction to Kosovo Embassy Opening in Jerusalem

The signing of the diplomatic relations between Kosovo and Israel on Monday (February 1) in a virtual ceremony and the opening of the Embassy in Jerusalem by Kosovo under the Washington Agreement was commented on by the Spokesman of the Turkish Foreign Ministry, in response to a question on Kosovo’s commitment to open an embassy in Jerusalem.

Hami Aksoy notes in his response that Kosovo’s commitment violates international law and especially UN resolutions, making it clear that this decision does not serve the Palestinian cause and will damage the vision of a two-state solution.

The whole answer of Hami Aksoy:

“It is understood that diplomatic relations between Kosovo and Israel were established by an agreement that was signed yesterday and that in this context Kosovo committed to opening its Embassy in Jerusalem.

The commitment of Kosovo is against international law, including the United Nations resolutions adopted on this issue.

It is clear that any step towards this direction will not serve the Palestinian cause and undermine the vision of a two-state solution”./ibna