Following the US missile strike on a Syrian airbase which was praised by Turkish leaders, Turkey is now calling on Russia to cease supporting President Bashar al-Assad.
The Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stated Moscow should cease insisting on Assad’s management, reside on the state broadcaster TRT Haber on Sunday.
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Cavusoglu charged that Moscow had not taken vital steps within the face of ceasefire breaches in Syria, inadvertently lending weight to some claims that the US missile strike had been aimed toward stopping Syrian military advances in opposition to foreign-backed militants.
Takfiri teams comparable to Daesh and the al-Qaeda affiliate Fateh al-Sham Front, previously often called Nusra Front, are exempt from the ceasefire deal which Russia reached with Turkey in December.
The early Friday missile assault by the US got here forward of a contemporary push for peace talks. This is whereas President Assad is broadly seen as holding the steadiness of energy each within the talks and on the battlefield.
Cavusoglu stated Turkey remained dedicated to the ceasefire, including he had raised the difficulty of alleged truce violations by the Syrian authorities along with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavov.
US cruise missiles hit Shayrat Airfield in Syria’s Homs Province earlier this week, killing 15 Syrians and inflicting materials injury. Washington stated the offensive was prompted by an alleged chemical assault in town of Khan Shaykhun in Syria’s Idlib Province which killed over 80 civilians.
Washington has failed to offer any proof that the Syrian authorities was behind the purported gasoline assault, with Damascus categorically denying the US accusation.
The US assault sparked condemnation, with Syria denouncing the assault as a “blatant aggression” and accusing Washington of performing as an “accomplice” to terrorist teams working within the Arab nation.
Turkey, nevertheless, voiced assist for the US aggression and reiterated its name for Assad’s speedy ouster.