Turkey welcomes US missile strikes on Syria
ANKARATurkey views U.S. missile strikes against a Syrian air base positively and the international community should sustain its stance against the "barbarity" of the Syrian government, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş said on April 7.
“As our our president put it clearly, we do not only want to hear words, but we want to see action. In this regard, the U.S. strike on the military base is significant and meaningful. However, the international community should clearly sustain its stance against such barbarism of the al-Assad regime until he is unable to harm his own people anymore. Therefore, we welcome this action but we think that the al-Assad regime must completely be punished in the international field," Kurtulmuş told in an interview with private broadcaster Fox TV.
"I hope that this United States operation will contribute to securing peace," he added.
Late on April 6, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said he welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump’s remarks on a potential military action in Syria, voicing the country’s readiness to support.
“I thank Trump [for his remarks] but it should not remain unfulfilled. If an action will really be put forward, we are ready to do our part,” Erdoğan said.