Damascus Demands ‘Immediate’ Withdrawal of Turkish Army From Syria

Few days after the Turkish troops and armed vehicles entered Syria’s Idlib following the announcement of Ankara’s second military operation in the Arab Republic, Damascus has reportedly strongly condemned the deployment.

According to the Syrian SANA news agency citing a source in the Syrian Foreign Ministry, Damascus has demanded the “immediate and unconditional” withdrawal of Turkish troops from the country.

An official source in the ministry told SANA that Syria condemns the incursion of the Turkish army units in the Idlib province, calling it a “blatant aggression against the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria and a flagrant violation of international law and norms.”

The Turkish operation the Damascus’ source described as an “aggression” has nothing to do with the agreements reached during the latest round of the Syrian peace talks in Astana brokered by Russia, Iran and Turkey, SANA reported.

Damascus’ reported condemnation of the Turkish Idlib operation comes several days after Turkish soldiers, including special forces, and 30 armored vehicles entered Idlib on Thursday night.

source | SANA