Foreign Ministry: Policies of Erdogan have become a direct threat to peace and security in region and world

Damascus – Syria condemned in the strongest terms the decision approved two days ago by the Turkish Parliament to renew for two years the so-called “authorization given” to the head of the Turkish regime Recep Tayyip Erdogan to send military forces to Iraq and Syria.

An official source at the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said in a statement to SANA [Syrian Arab News Agency] on Saturday that the policies of the head of the Turkish regime have become a direct threat to peace and security in the region and the world as he continues to launch military attacks on Syrian territories, in violation of the UN Security Council’s resolutions related to the situation in Syria.

The source went on to say that inaction of the Security Council in the face of the continued Turkish occupation of Syrian territories makes the head of the Turkish regime persist in his crimes and aggression against Syria, to continue to occupy Syrian lands and impose demographic change, and Turkification, in addition to cutting off water of the Euphrates River to deprive civilians from it, and supporting armed terrorist groups which were designated by the UNSC as terrorist entities.


The source called on the international community to hold this regime accountable for the war crimes and aggression it committed against Syria and that it compensates the Syrian state for all the losses it caused against Syrian civilians, the country’s infrastructure, private and public property, natural resources and its historical heritage.