The Secretary General of the Syrian Parliament Khalid Abboud called on Turkey to cooperate with the repressive regime of Bashar al-Assad.
According to the AA, this appeal is a message to Turkey that all acts of terrorism in the Republic could have been prevented if Ankara collaborated with Assad.
Employees of the security service and regime's intelligence forces were able to infiltrate the ranks of IS terrorists formation. That is why, if Ankara cooperated with Damascus, it would be possible to prevent IS terrorist attacks in Turkey. According to Abboud, Assad knew about the attacks before they occurred.
IS terrorist attacks became more frequent after the start of the Turkish military operation "Euphrates Shield" in Syria.
The "Euphrates Shield" is a joint military operation carried out by the special operation groups with the Turkish Armed Forces and the Air Forces of the international coalition against ISIL terrorist organization in Syria, which started in the early morning of August, 24. The main objectives of the offensive are to clear the frontier regions from IS terrorists, ramp up the border security, provide support for the territorial integrity in Syria, as well as to prevent the creation of so-called "Kurdish corridor” on the southern border.