Altun: “The Assad regime’s horrible actions are resulting in innocent lives lost and destabilizing the region”

Altun: “The Assad regime’s horrible actions are resulting in innocent lives lost and destabilizing the region”

Indicating that Russia’s support for the Assad regime worsened the already terrible humanitarian situation, Director of Communications Fahrettin Altun said, “The Assad regime’s horrible actions are resulting in innocent lives lost and destabilizing the region. Our patience has run out long time ago but we have been counting on Russian cooperation.” 

Altun shared a thread on his Twitter account, saying that President Erdogan expressed his concerns about Idlib to President Putin in a phone call.

Noting that Russia’s support for the Assad regime worsened the already terrible humanitarian situation, Altun commented, "We are faced with a million refugees along our border and heightened risks to our security.” 

Altun pointed out that they made an agreement with Russia in Sochi and they were trying to honor that agreement, and said the following: 

"We hope all sides keep their word and work toward stability. But we will not shy away from protecting our own forces against any threats. Nobody should test our resolve.

The Assad regime’s horrible actions are resulting in innocent lives lost and destabilizing the region. Our patience has run out long time ago but we have been counting on Russian cooperation. We will seek to secure our national security regardless. Nothing can be the justification for driving millions of innocent Syrians out of their homes.”

Underlining that Turkey had fought very determinedly against terror groups in the region, Director of Communications Altun noted the following: 

"Russia should not allow the regime to make terror groups an excuse for ethnic cleansing. The coward regime forces continue to attack our brave soldiers who are trying to achieve a ceasefire and establish safety for the Syrian people. Those who support this murderous regime that commits crimes against its own people must think again. We will not be deterred!”