Turkey’s national defense minister Hulusi Akar said that any military operation in Syria’s Idlib would prevalent with problems of disaster. Akar said Idlib is on the brink of a new crisis. Turkey is working with Russia, Iran, and other allies to set up peace and stability in Syria and to stop the humanitarian tragedy. He added, “We should attach importance to developing coöperation among our countries in this period of uncertainty.
Akar’s reflect, during a meeting with some ambassadors on Wednesday, “Bombing the region will not only cause damage to the civilians and migration but also to radicalization.” Located near the Turkish border, Idlib province is home to more than 3 million Syrians, many of whom fled from other cities following attacks by regime forces.
The Syrian regime has recently announced plans to launch a major military offensive to the area, long controlled by various armed opposition groups.
The UN warned that such an offensive would lead to the “worst humanitarian catastrophe in the 21st century”.
The Turkish minister also said that Turkey has fought against multiple threats simultaneously.
“While fighting against FETO, PKK/PYD/YPG/KCK, however, we are hosting over 3 million Syrians,” Akar said.
Akar underlined that Turkey respects the territorial and political integrity of all of its neighbors.
He added, “But we have never remained silent to any attack on our country from these countries, and we will not do so.”