Damascus condemns Turkish extension of troops deployment in Syria

The Syrian Foreign Ministry has condemned Ankara’s decision to extend its troops’ deployment in Syria for two more years. The Damascus government has warned the policies of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have become a direct threat to peace and security in region and world.

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

An official source at the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said in a statement to SANA 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 the 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 the Syrian territories makes the head of the Turkish regime persists his crimes and aggressions against Syria, continues to occupy Syrian lands and impose demographic change, and Turkification, in addition to cutting off water of the Euphrates River to deprive the civilians from it, and supporting the armed terrorist groups which were designated by the UNSC as terrorist entities.

The source added that Syria reserves its absolute right ,based on the Charter and the international law, to defend its independence, territorial integrity and sovereignty over all of its land ,and take all practical and legal measures guaranteed by international legitimacy in order to repel the Turkish aggression.

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 the Syrian civilians, the country’s infrastructures, private and public properties, natural resources and its historical heritage.

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