Damascus warns Turkey against military intervention in Syria

Written by  Published by:Shiite News
Published in Middle East
Saturday, 04 October 2014

Damascus will consider any Turkish military intervention in its territory as an act of aggression, Syrian Foreign Ministry says a day after Turkish lawmakers authorized military operations against ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In a statement on Friday, the Syrian ministry said the "declared policy of the Turkish government represents a real aggression against a member state of the United Nations."

The move is a "flagrant violation of the United Nations charter, which stipulates respect for the national sovereignty of states and non-interference in their domestic affairs," the statement added.

The ministry also accused Turkey of having provided political, military and logistical support to terrorists and aided the arrival of foreign militants in Syria.

"The international community and, in particular, the Security Council, should act to put an end to the adventures of the Turkish leadership, which represents a threat to world security and peace," the ministry added.

On Thursday, Turkey’s 550-seat parliament voted 298-98 in favor of a motion that would provide the legal ground for Ankara to deploy forces to Iraq and Syria and launch attacks against ISIL terrorists, members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and even Syrian government forces.

According to the motion, which will last for one year, the Turkish government could also allow foreign forces to use the country’s soil for their so-called anti-terror operations.

Since September 22, the United States and its allies have been conducting airstrikes against ISIL inside Syria without authorization from Damascus or a UN mandate.

Turkey, a NATO member, has been under pressure by Western countries to cooperate with them in their so-called anti-ISIL operations.

Ankara has been a major supporter of foreign-backed Takfiri terrorists operating to topple the Damascus government since March 2011.

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