Syria presses for prompt int’l action against Turkey over its subversive role in Syria

Damascus, SANA-Syria urged the UN Security Council to spring into “prompt and decisive action” against the Turkish government whose actions against Syria are tantamount to aggression.

Addressing two identical letters to the UN Secretary-General and the UN Security Council chief concerning recent reports in Turkish media about Turkish arms transfers to terrorists in Syria, the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said the UN and its counter-terrorism committees must oblige the Turkish government to control its borders and stop training and supporting terrorist organizations.

The Turkish daily Cumhuriyet has recently published a news story including photographs and a link to an online video which revealed large quantities of mortar shells, grenade launchers, and ammunition hidden in a Turkish truck bound for Syria.

Reports showing the Turkish support for terrorists as revealed by the Turkish media are only “tip of the iceberg” of the scope of the Turkish involvement in the current events, said the letters.

Syria has submitted plenty of authentic information to the UN Security Council that exposed Turkey’s subversive role in Syria, the ministry said, describing it as a “flagrant violation of the UN Charter, international law and relevant UN resolutions”, all of which have gone unanswered.

Concluding the letters, the ministry said that the silence over Turkish crimes is a tacit support for terrorism which will prolong the Syrian crisis and provides a cover for terror organizations that encourages them to commit more atrocities against the Syrians.


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