Airstrikes in Syria “appropriate reaction” – Turkey

Airstrikes in Syria “appropriate reaction” – Turkey

The Turkish Foreign Ministry has applauded the joint airstrikes on the Assad regime in Syria by the United States, United Kingdom, and France in the wake of a chemical weapons attack, Ahval reports with a reference to the Turkish state news agency Anadolu.

More than 40 people were killed in a suspected chemical weapons attack by the Assad regime in the town of Douma, near the Syrian capital of Damascus, on Apr. 7. On Friday, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the U.S.-led group had launched strikes on what were believed to be chemical weapons production facilities.

“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,” Turkey’s statement said.

“The Syrian regime, which has been tyrannizing 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 conscience of the international community carries no doubt to that effect.”