Turkey urges for end to regime attacks, withdrawal of foreign militia from Syria

Monday, July 01, 2013

Turkish Foreign Ministry said 'For a peaceful solution in Syria, the Assad regime must end its attacks and the accompanying foreign militia must withdraw from Syrian soil'

Turkish Foreign Ministry said 'For a peaceful solution in Syria, the Assad regime must end its attacks and the accompanying foreign militia must withdraw from Syrian soil'

ANKARA - Turkey has stipulated an end to Assad regime army's attacks on Syrian civilians and the withdrawal of foreign militia, mainly Hezbollah, from the Syrian soil to stop the ongoing civil war in the country and clear the way for a peaceful solution.

Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a written statement on Monday saying that 'It is impossible to pave the way for a peaceful solution in Syria unless the Assad regime ends its attacks and the accompanying foreign militia are withdrawn from Syrian soil."

The statement stressed that the Assad regime pushes the limits of humanity, escalating its attacks by suppression of Syrian people's legal demands first via weapons and violence then via declaration of an all-out war on his people through the use of heavy weapons.

"With a Middle Age mindset, the regime had its name written in bloody letters in the human history with its use of chemical weapons as well as ballistic missiles on civil people, and the slaughters even reaching the level of ethnic cleansing," said the statement.

The statement went on to say that "The Syrian regime now targets the most crowded cities with the support of foreign militia, mainly Hezbollah. After Qusair, Hama and Homs came under heavy air and land bombardment of the regime. It is terrifying that the regime claiming the hold of Syrian rule, bombs its own cities. The possibility that the regime, whose use of chemical weapons has been proved, may adopt the same method again increases our concerns and indignation."

Underlining that the regime attacks render the vigorous efforts towards a peaceful solution senseless, Turkish Foreign Ministry urged that the international community is responsible for protecting the Syrian people from the bloody-handed Assad regime.

"It is impossible to pave the way for a peaceful solution in Syria unless the Assad regime ends its attacks and the accompanying foreign militia are withdrawn from Syrian soil," added the statement.

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