ANKARA -

Commenting on the US missile strike at the airbase in Syria, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus stated that earlier Ankara also stood for real steps in the fight against lawlessness.

“A strike at the air base, which had launched a chemical attack against civilians, is an important and significant step. The international community must keep the line of countering the barbarity of the Bashar al-Assad regime," the Deputy Prime Minister said.

In his opinion, the position of the international community should remain unchanged until the Assad regime stops its barbarous actions against the Syrian people.

"Therefore, we treat the US missile strike positively, but we believe that this tactic should be continued, as the regime of Bashar Assad should be punished at the international level," Kurtulmus said.

At the same time, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu believes that talks on the Syrian issue in Astana are becoming completely useless against the backdrop of attacks in Syria. In the case of continued strikes, the dialogue under the aegis of the UN in Geneva would not make sense.

“What negotiations can we talk about on the background of chemical attacks?” The Turkish minister asks.

Earlier, QHA reported that in the morning of April 7, the United States of America on the orders of the Head of the White House, Donald Trump, launched a military operation against the Syrian government attacks. A massive strike was a response to the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime in the town of Khan Sheikhun in the province of Idlib on April 4, which resulted in about 100 people being killed and about 500 injured.

Source and photo: AA

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