On Saturday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu reiterated the need to find a political solution to the Syrian issue by reaching an agreement between the Syrian regime and the opposition based on international resolution 2254.
Cavusoglu said during a meeting with civil society organizations and businessmen in Hatay province, on the Syrian border in southern Turkey that “Ankara supports the unity of the territory of Syria, and that it should not be allowed to be divided.” He stressed the need “to find a political solution to the Syrian issue.”
Cavusoglu stressed the need for the Syrian regime and the Syrian opposition to reach an agreement on a constitution and a road map that includes an electoral process under UN Security Council Resolution 2254.
He pointed out that the start of the transitional process in Syria will be an important step in terms of reconciliation. “We will provide the necessary support for holding fair and transparent elections in Syria under the auspices of the United Nations.”
“Those who are disturbed by this proposition, tell us if there is another solution. Do you accept that this civil war will continue for another 50 years?”
“For the continuation of Syria’s unity and integrity, the moderate opposition and the regime must reach an agreement on a road map, which excludes terrorists,” he said. He noted that this solution “is the only way to establish unity and cohesion in Syria, and only in this way can we safely return Syrians to their country, including Syrians in Turkey who wish to return,” he said.
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