Syria Accuses Turkey Of Arming Terrorist Groups


Syria’s Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said that the Turkish government “continues to flagrantly interfere in the Syrian domestic affairs in breach of the UN charter, the international law, and the rules governing relations among countries.”

According to the state-run news agency SANA, in two identical letters addressed on Friday, Feb 15, to head of the UN Security Council and the UN Secretary-General highlighting Turkey’s subversive role in the Syrian crisis, the ministry said that the Turkish government has sought to obstruct the implementation of the political program announced by President Bashar al-Assad for solving the crisis in Syria, and the ensuing measures undertaken by the Syrian government for that end.

”Turkey has turned its territories into a stamping ground for hosting, training, funding, arming and smuggling armed terrorist groups, mainly al-Qaeda and Jabhat al-Nusra and other terrorist groups, into Syria,” the letters said, adding ”and it publicly supports and justifies their destructive practices of killing and methodical vandalism of infrastructure and public and private property.”

”According to international law, the rules governing international relations and good neighborliness, the Turkish government’s conduct constitutes a flagrant violation of the international law,” the ministry added. The ministry affirmed that in so doing, the Turkish government violates the UN charter which states that “all Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations.”

The ministry stressed that the Turkish government’s “blatant violations of the international law and good neighborliness makes it imperative that the international community prevent the Turkish government and the regional and international sides conspiring against Syria from pushing ahead with its acts that amount to aggression, underlining need for obliging it to stop interference in the Syrian internal affairs.”

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