Turkey slams Israeli demolition of e. Jerusalem hotel

Turkey has "vehemently" condemned the demolition of the Shepherd Hotel in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of east Jerusalem, AFP reported. The Turkish Department of Foreign Affairs released a statement saying the act "bears a heavy blow to the establishment of an atmosphere of trust" between Israelis and Palestinians.
The statement continues: "Israel, through an approach that openly violates the resolutions of the Security Council of the UN, has deepened the skepticism over its sincerity to the peace process."