Attack on Syria's Idlib to sabotage ongoing political process: Turkey

Attack on Syria's Idlib to sabotage ongoing political process: Turkey


A possible regime attack on Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib will sabotage the ongoing political process and cause a serious crisis of confidence, the Turkish presidential spokesman said on Sept. 11.

İbrahim Kalin’s remarks came after a Cabinet meeting chaired by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at the presidential complex.

Kalın urged the United States to join hands in stopping possible attack on Idlib. "Turkey expects all parties to make constructive contributions and agree on a political solution on Syria," he said.

Speaking about the Turkish economy, Kalın said there was no panic and apparent turbulence will be over soon.

The announcement of Medium Term Program in coming weeks will jot down a critical roadmap for the economy, he added.

On the U.S. administration’s recent decision to close the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) office in Washington, Kalın said that any solution, which does not recognize the will of Palestinians, is not plausible.

He said that it is unacceptable for Palestinians to be exposed to isolation or an embargo for any reason. 

The U.S. move comes in ostensible retaliation for efforts by the Palestinian leadership to have crimes allegedly committed by Israel prosecuted by The Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC).

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