Turkey Addresses Last Warning To Assad & Russia In UN Security Council Announcing Military Offensive

Turkey Addresses Last Warning To Assad & Russia In UN Security Council Announcing Military Offensive


In northern Syria, the situation is coming
to a head. The Turkish UN ambassador verbally flexed his muscles during an emergency meeting
in the UN Security Council. The United States assures its ally in the event of new attacks
from the Syrian side. After the recent escalation of the conflict
between Syria and NATO member Turkey, Ankara has threatened retaliation in the UN Security
Council. “If you want to learn it the hard way, you can have it. Turkey does not want
war. But Turkey will not hesitate to use violence when its security is threatened,” said Turkish
UN ambassador Feridun Hadi Sinirliolu Emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council
in New York. Any provocation on the Syrian side would be answered with all the might.
Turkey can rely on US backing for further military attacks: “Turkey has our full support
to respond in self-defense to unjustified attacks on Turkish observation posts that
have resulted in the deaths of its own armed forces,” said the United Nations’ ambassador
to the United States Kelly Craft at the emergency meeting. The United States would remain committed
to its NATO partner in the coming days. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also said
that after the “contemptible” attack, the United States would stand by Turkey’s NATO
ally. “The United States strongly condemned this attack.” The attacks on Idlib should
stop. The United States would block the reintegration of the government of Syrian President Bashar
al-Assad into the international community until it adheres to UN Security Council Resolution
2254 – “including a nationwide ceasefire that includes Idlib”. The session of the most powerful UN body was
convened shortly after an airstrike against the Turkish army in the northern Syrian province
of Idlib. According to Turkish information, at least 33 soldiers were killed on Thursday.
Ankara then asked for assistance from NATO and the international community. In retaliation,
Turkey attacked Syrian government forces in Syria on Friday night. According to the latest
information from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, 31 Syrian people were killed.
Idlib is the last major rebel area in the civil war country. The situation there recently
escalated. Turkey supports Islamist rebels in the conflict.
It had reached an agreement with Russia as the Syrian government’s protecting power to
set up a de-escalation zone in Idlib and set up observation posts there. A ceasefire actually
applies. In recent weeks, Syria has continued to advance in the area with Russian support. The escalation is weighing on the tense relationship
between Ankara and Moscow, the Syrian government’s closest ally. According to the Kremlin, Russia’s
head of state Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Erdogan agreed on a phone call on Friday that
“additional measures” were needed to implement the ceasefire agreed in a 2018 agreement in
Idlib. At the same time, Moscow indirectly accused
Turkey of failing to meet its obligations under the agreement. The Syrian army has every
right to respond to violations of the ceasefire agreement, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei
Lavrov. According to the Kremlin, Putin and Erdogan may meet in the coming week. US President Donald Trump called Erdogan on
Friday. According to Turkish information, measures were taken to prevent “a major humanitarian
tragedy”. According to the UN, 950,000 people have been displaced from Idlib in the past
few weeks, including half a million children

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