Turkey welcomes US attack on Syria despite close ties with Russia


Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlut Cavusoglu, 5 June 2017 (Photo by AP Photo/ Burhan Ozbilic)

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 A.M.) – The Turkish regime issued a statement on Saturday morning that applauded the U.S. coalition’s attack on the Syrian government.

“We welcome this operation which has eased humanity’s conscience in the face of the attack in Douma, largely suspected to have been carried out by the regime,” the Turkish foreign ministry said in a statement, as quoted by Hurriyet Daily News.

Despite their close ties with Russia, Turkey has been one of the biggest opponents of the Syrian government since the start of this seven year conflict in Syria.

“The Syrian regime, which has been tyrannising its own people for more than seven years, be it with conventional or chemical weapons, has a proven track record of crimes against humanity and war crimes,” the ministry continued.

“The conscience of the international community is in no doubt about that,” the statement added.

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