Arab Parliament strongly condemns Turkish intervention in Syria

CAIRO, Speaker of the Arab Parliament Dr. Mishaal Al-Salami strongly condemned on Thursday Turkey’s “attack in northeastern Syria”, calling on the international community to take urgent steps to stop it.

“Such aggression is a blatant violation of the Charter of the United Nations, international norms, laws, and UN Security Council resolutions,” he said in a statement late Wednesday.

This unacceptable hostility is a serious danger to national security, stability, and international peace, Al-Salami said.

The Arab Parliament chief blamed Turkey for the aggression and its dire consequences of increasing human suffering and displacement of Syrian civilians, deteriorating conditions in these areas, creating a new wave of refugees, increasing the activity of terrorist groups, and disrupting the political process in Syria.

Simultaneously, he called on the Syrian opposition forces not to participate in the aggression against Syria’s sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity.

Turkey launched Operation Peace Spring east of the Euphrates River in northern Syria last Wednesday to secure its borders by eliminating terrorist elements and to ensure the safe return of Syrian refugees.

Turkey said that the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), People’s Protection Units (YPG), Democratic Union Party (PYD) and the so-called Islamic State (IS) constitute the biggest threat to Syria, jeopardizing the country’s unitary structure and territorial integrity.

Source: Kuwait News Agency