United States President Donald Trump’s choice to recognize Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights drew indignant reactions from Turkey on March 25. “This unlucky selection, which constitutes a grave violation of global regulation, in particular, the United Nations Security Council Resolution 497 (1981), demonstrates that the U.S. Administration maintains its approach to be a part of the trouble, in preference to part of the answer within the Middle East,” the Foreign Ministry said in a declaration.
Trump’s choice is “absolutely null and void” for Turkey and for accountable individuals of the worldwide community that attach significance to the territorial integrity of Syria and of all the countries inside the vicinity, the statement went on to mention.
It is known as the global network to conform with the essential standards of the UN Charter and UN Security Council Resolutions “as opposed to similarly destabilizing the place with futile tries to justify Israel’s acts against global regulation.”
Earlier on March 25, U.S. President Donald Trump signed a presidential proclamation officially spotting the highlands on the border with Syria as Israel’s territory during an assembly with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House. Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said the U.S. “once more unnoticed global legal guidelines. However, this selection will in no way legitimize Israel’s annexation”.
Condemning the pass, Cavuşoğlu said in a tweet: “[The decision] will further growth tensions within the location by using preventing peace efforts within the Middle East.” Later speakme in southern Antalya province, Cavuşoğlu said Trump’s signature “is supposedly a present to Netanyahu who’s in trouble before the election.” Turkey’s presidential spokesman İbrahim Kalın said the choice “as Israel bombards Gaza is a manifestation of anti-peace mentality.”
Israel has long lobbied the U.S. However, to understand its declare over the Golan Heights, all past administrations refused to heed the calls. Israel seized the Golan Heights from Syria all through the 1967 Six-Day War. Israel occupies two-thirds of the broader Golan Heights as a de facto result of the struggle. It moved to annex the territory in 1981 officially – a movement unanimously rejected through the UN Security Council.