صحف نت - Turkey would not recognize the new government formed by Yemen's Houthi movement in the war-torn country, Turkish Foreign Ministry announced Thursday, according to Anadolu Agency .
The ministry statement said the formation of a "national salvation" government was "illegitimate".
"It is clear that this illegitimate structure will not contribute to the efforts to find a lasting political solution to the problem in Yemen through the United Nations," the ministry added.
On Monday, the Houthis and allied forces of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh announced from capital Sanaa -- which they captured in 2014 -- the formation of a "national salvation" government.
Headed up by Abdul Aziz Bin Habtoor, a former governor of Yemen’s southern city of Aden, the new government is comprised of 35 ministers, including seven ministers of state and three deputy premiers. On Tuesday, the Yemeni presidency said the Houthi announcement was meant to undermine peace efforts in war-torn Yemen.