No: 77, 25 March 2019, Press Release Regarding The Decision Of The Us Administration To Recognize Israel’s Sovereignty Over The Golan Heights Under Occupation

Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Foreign Affairs 25.03.2019

We deplore and strongly condemn the decision of the US Administration to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, held under Israeli occupation since 1967.

This unfortunate decision, which constitutes a grave violation of international law, particularly the United Nations Security Council Resolution 497 (1981), demonstrates that the US Administration continues its approach to be part of the problem, rather than part of the solution in the Middle East.

This decision is completely null and void for Turkey and for responsible members of the international community that attach importance to the territorial integrity of Syria and of all the countries in the region.

Instead of further destabilizing the region with futile attempts to justify Israel's acts against international law, it is an essential responsibility of all members of the international community to comply with the fundamental principles of the UN Charter and UN Security Council Resolutions.

Monday - Friday

09:00 - 12:30 / 14:00 - 17:30

1/1/2019 1/1/2019 New Year's Holiday
1/14/2019 1/14/2019 Coming of Age
2/11/2019 2/11/2019 National Foundation Day
3/21/2019 3/21/2019 Vernal Equinox Day
4/29/2019 5/6/2019 Golden Week
6/4/2019 6/4/2019 Ramadan Holiday
7/15/2019 7/15/2019 Marine Day
8/12/2019 8/12/2019 Mountain Day
9/16/2019 9/16/2019 Respect for the Aged Day
9/23/2019 9/23/2019 Autumnal Equinox Day
10/14/2019 10/14/2019 Health and Sports Day
10/28/2019 10/29/2019 Anniversary of the Proclamation of the Republic of Turkey