Turkey concerned over Moldova's plan to move embassy
Jerusalem is of key importance in a fair and lasting solution to the Palestinian issue, it said in a statement.
Moldovan Prime Minister Pavel Filip announced the embassy move on June 12, saying the decision was “a long overdue commitment to support our allies”.
The Palestinian Foreign Ministry has condemned the decision.
Moldova, Europe's poorest country, had been without a government since elections were held in February. Last week, the pro-EU Acum bloc and pro-Moscow Socialists managed to form a coalition government in an apparent move to bring down an alleged oligarchy led by Vladimir Plahotniuc, the leader of the Democratic Party.
Israel has been trying to convince nations to transfer their missions from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. So far, only the U.S. and Guatemala have moved their embassies.
Jerusalem remains at the heart of the perennial Mideast conflict, with Palestinians hoping East Jerusalem -- occupied by Israel since 1967 – might eventually serve as the capital of an independent Palestinian state.