They will be held accountable: Syria vows to respond to hostilities from Turkey

The Syrian Foreign Ministry condemns the hostile practices and violations of its sovereignty and independence by Turkey during the crisis in the Arab country.

“Syria condemns the hostile Turkish practices and considers them an act of aggression and violation of its sovereignty and independence, and part of the aggressive policies followed by the Turkish regime for more than ten years”the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates said in a statement on Monday.

The note, quoted by the official Syrian news agency, TO YOU, ensures that Damascus reserves the right to respond and put an end to hostile acts by Ankara; This is guaranteed by the Constitution of the Arab country, as well as by the principles of international law and the Charter of the United Nations (UN), he emphasizes.

Likewise, it calls on the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, and the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to adopt a clear and explicit position against Turkey’s aggressive practices, in line with the UNSC resolutions related to the situation in Syria, which emphasize respect for its sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity.

Furthermore, the text states that the Turkish Government, chaired by Recep Tayyip Erdogan, must take full legal, political and financial responsibility for its atrocities in Syria, as stipulated by the relevant principles of international law.

Without the authorization of Damascus, Turkey has deployed the military and occupies several points in the northern areas of Syria, under the pretext of fighting Kurdish militias, whom it considers terrorists.

Turkish troops and the terrorists who support them launch indiscriminate attacks against residential areas and Army positions that are fighting to safeguard Syria, a country that denounces any illegitimate presence in its territory and alerts of the destabilizing activities of the occupation forces.




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