Thursday, March 31, 2016
Assad Accuses Erdogan Of Putting Combat Troops In Syria
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has sent troops to join ant - Assad forces currently fighting in Syria, but the country is ready to respond to the aggression, Syrian President Bashar Assad said in an exclusive interview with Sputnik. Turkey, as well as Saudi Arabia, have "crossed all possible red lines, possibly from the first weeks of the Syrian war," Assad said.
"Today, the war against Erdogan and against Saudi Arabia is a war against terrorists. The Turkish army, which is not even Turkish, is Erdogan's army that is fighting today in Syria," he added.
"Everything that Ankara and Riyadh have done from the very beginning can be considered aggression. Aggression in a political sense or in a military sense – providing terrorists with arms – or direct aggression with the use of artillery, and other military violations," the Syrian President stressed.
Assad accused Erdogan of directly supporting the terrorists: "He allows them to move into Turkish territory, to carry out maneuvers with tanks,” the Syrian president said.
“This concerns not only individuals, the Turkish government finances ISIS through Saudi Arabia and Qatar, and through Turkey itself, of course,” he said.
According to Assad and other evidence reported by Boggart Abroad HERE, HERE and HERE, his Turkish counterpart "trades oil that has been stolen by IS (Islamic State, Daesh), at the same time carrying out artillery attacks against the Syrian army - when it moves close - in order to help the terrorists."
According to the President, countermeasures to Turkey's aggressive actions must first of all take place within Syrian territory.
Successful strikes against terrorists in the country will lead to the failure of policies pursued by Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, he added.
"They are terrorists and when we attack these terrorists in Syria, this leads to Erdogan's direct defeat," Assad said.
However, Assad stressed that there was no dispute between the peoples of Syria and Turkey.
The relations between the two countries will be “good” if Erdogan stops interfering in Syrian affairs, he explained.
During the interview, Assad also expressed readiness to call an early presidential election in Syria if the people desire one.
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