Turkey expresses concern over clashes in Yemen
“We are very concerned about the recent armed clashes in Yemen’s Aden city, which has killed or wounded many Yemenis,” the ministry said in a written statement.
The ministry called on all the parties in Yemen to refrain from any steps which will further escalate the political and humanitarian crisis in the country, and to seek for a solution through dialogue.
Tension escalated in Yemen’s port city of Aden since Aug. 7, when the UAE-backed Security Belt forces loyal to Southern Transitional Council (STC) started clashing with the forces of the UN-recognized Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA).
On late Aug. 10, the Security Belt forces seized Aden’s Maasheeq presidential palace and some strategic government institutions.
According to the UN office in Yemen, at least 40 civilians were killed, 260 injured in clashes since Aug. 8.