Erdogan says Trump's Golan Heights statement threatens new crisis

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March 22, 2019 09:57
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ISTANBUL, March 22 - U.S. President Donald Trump's statement that it was time to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights has brought the region to the edge of a new crisis, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday.

In a speech at a meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, Erdogan said: "we cannot allow the legitimisation of the occupation of the Golan Heights."

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