President of the Syrian Coalition Abdurrahman Mustafa met with Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu in the Turkish capital of Ankara on Thursday and discussed with him the latest political and field developments in Syria.
Mustafa emphasized the strong, strategic relationship with Turkey that is based on continued support for the Syrian Coalition and its institutions, particularly the Syrian Interim Government (SIG) as he stressed the importance of empowering SIG in the liberated areas.
Mustafa also stressed the need to consolidate the ceasefire and reinvigorate the negotiating process in Geneva in order to achieve a comprehensive political transition in accordance with the Geneva Communique of 2012 and UN Security Council resolution 2254. He also called for urging Russia to force the Assad regime to seriously engage in the political process.
Moreover, Mustapha stressed the need to hold accountable perpetrators of war crimes in Syria, chief among them is Bashar al-Assad and his clique especially after it has been found responsible for the repeated use of chemical weapons and other internationally prohibited weapons as well as the mass killings and displacement of millions of Syrians.
President Mustafa thanked the government and people of Turkey for their efforts to alleviate the suffering of the Syrian people which has been ongoing since 2011 as a result of the crimes the Assad regime is committing to cling to power and its refusal of a peaceful transition in the country and the insistence on pursuing a bloody military solution. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)