Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mikdad affirmed on Sunday that the brotherly relations between the Syrian and Turkish peoples are historical and unbreakable.
During a meeting with a delegation from the right-wing Turkish Homeland Party, headed by Ismail Hakki Pekin, Mikdad said the regime of Turkish President Recep Erdogan continues to commit the most heinous crimes against the Turkish and Syrian peoples by supporting terrorist groups in Syria and restricting freedoms in Turkey.
Mikdad added that Syria has always doubted Erdogan’s willingness to join a coalition to combat the Islamic State, Nusra Front or other Al-Qaeda-linked organizations.
The minister also condemned Turkey’s downing of a Russian warplane over Syrian territory, adding that the criminal did well to hide Ankara’s theft of Syrian oil and ancient monuments.
Mikdad stressed Syria’s commitment to a political solution to the crisis based on the Syrian-Syrian dialogue, led by Syria without any outside interference, stressing that terrorist groups will not be part of the dialogue.
Pekin said that most Turkish people are unsupportive of the policies of Erdogan and his government, noting that the Turkish people want a friendly relationship with the Syrians.
The Turkish politician expressed his people’s concern over the spread of terrorism in the region, stressing the importance of continued communication between Syria and Turkey to serve the interests of both of countries.
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