Syria condemns Turkish government’s violation of its border in Ayn al-Arab

Damascus, SANA

Syria condemned on Thursday the “disgraceful” conduct of the Turkish government and the other parties working in cahoots with it, holding them basically responsible for the crisis in Syria and the continued bloodshed through their support to the terrorist organizations.

“Once again, Turkey proves real its conspiratorial role, premeditated intentions and flagrant intervention in the Syrian affair,” a statement of the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said.

The new proof of the Turkish intervention which the statement referred to was “violating the Syrian border in Ayn al-Arab area by allowing foreign forces and terrorist elements operating on [Turkey’s] land to cross into the Syrian territories.”

The Foreign Ministry slammed this act on the Turkish government’s part as “blatant encroachment” upon the Syrian sovereignty and violation of the principles and goals of the UN Charter and the rules of the international Law.

The Ministry’s statement, which SANA got a copy of, spotlighted the “existing connection between the Turkish Justice and Development Party government and the terrorist organizations, on top being ISIS, Jabhat al-Nusra and al-Qaeda affiliates.”

This connection “is not a secret anymore,” it said.

While reiterating that the relation between Turkey and terrorist organizations constitutes a breach of the UN Security Council’s resolutions in relation to counterterrorism, the statement made it clear that the proofs of this relation are many.

Citing one of those proofs, the Foreign Ministry referred to the Turkish government’s preventing of Syrian residents from Ayn al-Arab city who are in the Turkish territory from crossing the border to rescue their fellow citizens and defend their city against ISIS terrorist organization which has been trying to seize control of it for weeks.

“The Turkish government has unveiled its hostile intentions against Syria’s unity and territorial integrity through its attempts to exploit the steadfastness of our people in Ayn al-Arab to pass its expansionist plans by allowing in terrorist elements aided and abetted by it with the aim to establish a buffer zone in the Syrian territories,” the Foreign Ministry said.

It concluded by saying that Syria condemns and rejects this “disgraceful” behavior of Turkey’s government and the parties complicit, holding them mainly responsible for the crisis in the country.

Syria, the Ministry stressed, will continue working to thwart the “dangerous plot” of the Turkish government and affirms its support for its people in Ayn al-Arab.

Haifa Said