Turkish Prime Minister Ahmed Davutoglu has accused Russia of joining Bashar al-Assad’s regime in killing civilians in Syria, calling on the world not to remain silent on this “injustice”.
Davutoglu said that Russia has become a partner of the Syrian regime, which is brutally bombing civilians in Syria, and the world should not tolerate a situation where Syrians are fleeing the bombing of the Assad regime and his allies, as well as ISIS.
The Turkish Prime Minister also said that his country cannot face the Syrian crisis alone, adding that the UN Security Council and Russia are responsible for the tragedy unfolding in Syria.
Davutoglu stressed that Turkey continues to provide all forms of support and assistance to the Syrians. He pointed out that the responsibility for the 36 bodies of refugees that washed up on the Turkish coast of Ayvalik yesterday lies with the international community, led by the UN Security Council which chose to remain silent over this tragedy. Davutoglu also said the responsibility for this ongoing tragedy lies with those who vetoed all UN Security Council resolutions condemning Assad, mainly Russia.
Yesterday, Turkish Coast Guard teams recovered the bodies of 36 migrants who drowned in the Aegean Sea after their boat capsized while on their way to Greece. The bodies washed up on the coast of Ayvalik in Balikesir province in western Turkey.
The Syrian Coalition called upon the UN Security Council to intervene immediately to stop bombing of civilians and hospitals by both Assad and Russia. It urged human rights organizations to act and expose the war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by Assad and Russia in order to bring those responsible before international justice. (Source: Syrian Coalition + Anadolu)