POLITICS >Plane incident bitter fruit of AKP’s biased Syria policy: CHP


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CHP deputy chair Faruk LoğoğluAA photo

CHP deputy chair Faruk LoğoğluAA photo

Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is picking thebitter fruit of its Syrian policy following a decision yesterday to ground aSyrian passenger flight to check for weapons, the main opposition has said.

“This incident is the latest bitter fruit of the wrong and biased Syriapolicy which the AKP government has been following. With this incident, an airdimension has been added to the already-tense relations between the twocountries,” said Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy chair Faruk Loğoğlu, aretired ambassador and a former undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry.

The plane incident has displayed a “worrying and dangerous escalationfull of unknowns,” he said.

Underlining that the inspection of the plane was carried out upon atip-off – the source of which was not yet clear – Loğoğlu said they expected amore comprehensive statement concerning the issue from officials when theexamination is completed.

Loğoğlu, however, said the political aspect of the issue was moreimportant than its technical aspect amid questions of whether the inspectionwas conducted in line with the rules of international civil aviation.

“This development will also negatively effect our relations with Russiawith which we already have an opposite approach [on Syria]” in addition to theproblems it will cause with the Arab republic, he said.

“The forced landing of third countries’ [planes] which use Turkishairspace in a similar fashion may bring Turkey up against a lot of countries,”Loğoğlu said.


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