The expected US movement to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel runs the risk of igniting a "fire" in the Middle East and will be a "great disaster," the Turkish government said on Wednesday.
The recognition "will throw the region and the world into a fire and it is not known when it will end," wrote Deputy Prime Minister and government spokesman Bekir Bozdag on Twitter.
He warned that the move was a "Great disaster for all" that would lead to "confusion, chaos and confrontations" and could produce "unpleasant things that we have not foreseen".
The recognition of the city as the capital of Israel and the relocation of the US embassy. UU "From Tel Aviv to Jerusalem – it is expected to be announced by President Donald Trump on Wednesday – showed" great intolerance and lack of attention, "Bozdag said.
Bozdag added that the recognition" would destroy the peace process, "saying that the Jerusalem problem was the key to peace in the Middle East and the world.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told reporters in Brussels before meeting with his American counterpart Rex Tillerson that the measure is a " error "that" will not bring stability and peace, but rather chaos and instability. "
When asked if he would pose the problem to Tillerson, the minister said:" I already told you and I will tell you again "
] President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had warned on Tuesday that the state of Jerusalem is a "red line" for Muslims and could even lead Turkey to sever relations with Israel.
Erdogan, who considers himself a defense In the case of the Palestinian cause, he must hold talks later in Ankara with the Jordanian King Abdullah II, who is also a strong opponent of the move.
Last year, Turkey and Israel put an end to a rift triggered by Israel's deadly assault in 2010 of a ship bound for Gaza that left ten Turkish activists dead and led to a degradation of diplomatic relations.
The two sides have intensified cooperation in particular on energy, but Erdogan is still often very critical of Israeli policy.
The United States supports a strong relationship between key Tur, the key Muslim member of NATO, and Israel, which is Washington's main ally in the Middle East.