Turkey will take Golan Heights issue to UN: Erdogan

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Monday 25 March 2019 | 1:16 PM Damascus Time

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  • Turkey will take Golan Heights issue to UN: Erdogan

    Baladi News

    Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that Turkey will take the issue of Israel-occupied Golan Heights to the United Nations, TRT World network reported. 

    In an interview with broadcaster TGRT Haber, Erdogan said US President Donald Trump's statement on Golan Heights was a "gift" to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of elections there.

    Trump moved on Thursday to recognise Israeli sovereignty over the territory seized in war, marking a dramatic shift in US policy.

    In a speech at a meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation on Friday, Erdogan said the legitimisation of the occupation of the Golan Heights cannot be allowed. 

    International condemnation has been swift after Trump's announcement.

    Source: TRT World.

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