Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Faisal Mikdad has said that the Turkish regime was and is still part of terrorist acts in Syria and Iraq over the past few years.
"Turkey is not a part of the solution, but a basic part of the problem," Mikdad wrote in an article published on Saturday in the Lebanese al-Binaa newspaper.
The friends of Turkey, he added, "particularly the U.S. administration and its security bodies and the European and Arab colleagues of Erdogan and Davutoglu became convinced that it is impossible to continue supporting the Turkish leadership’s involvement in backing terrorism, including the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist organization and other branches of the Al-Qaeda terrorist organization."
"Turkey’s failure to have gained support from U.N. states to win a non-permanent seat at the Security Council last Thursday is a clear expression of the world’s rejection of the Turkish policies against Syria and Iraq and its ally with the ISIS terrorist organization," Mikdad said.
The Deputy Foreign Minister went on to say that since the beginning of the war on Syria, Erdogan’s clique have harbored and sponsored the terrorists and the killers of the so-called Free Syrian Army and the other brigades, which have carried out the policies of Erdogan, Netanyahu, the Saudi regime and the other supporters of the killers in the Gulf kingdoms and Europe.
"The relationship between the Turkish regime and the ISIS terrorists is no longer hidden," he said.
Mikdad added that the idea of establishing buffer zones inside Syria which was created by the Turkish leadership, and was later replaced with the term 'safe areas’, is a flagrant violation of the international law.
Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer