Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that “what is happening in Syria today is not a pursuit of revolution. That phase is over. It is now Syrian people’s struggle for liberty. As a country that waged the War of Independence, we understand the Syrian people very well. Turkey, like every other country that must stand beside democracy and freedoms, supports Syrian people’s struggle for liberty.”
Speaking at the opening ceremony of Women-20 Summit, President Erdoğan said that “Turkey was against all terrorist organizations regardless of their name, goal, discourse or method.”
“Supporting some terrorist organizations, like certain countries do, while pretending to struggle against others means standing beside terror. Standing against terror is a moral stance. It is unacceptable to differentiate among terrorist organizations,” President Erdogan added.
President Erdoğan pointed out that as a result of the war, waged by the regime against its own citizens, 12 million people, half of the Syrian population, had been displaced.
Describing the terrorist organizations operating in the region, such as ISIS, PYD, YPG as “structures fighting together with the regime against Syrian people’s struggle for liberty”, President Erdoğan said that Turkey was Daesh’s primary target.
“We regard Daesh, PKK, PYD, YPG and all other terrorist organizations as equally dangerous organizations for humanity and we struggle against them all,” President Erdoğan said and he underscored: “Those, who covertly support terrorist organizations while not providing sufficient support to Turkey in its struggle against terror, must know that they are dragging the region and the world to a catastrophe.
A statement issued by rebel factions in Syria on October 6 said that “we fight a liberation war to liberate our homeland from Iranian and Russian invasion,” calling for closing ranks and to bypass differences for the sole goal which is liberating Syria and preserving the identity of the Syrian people.
Rebel factions added that the Russian military aggression against Syria amounts to a direct occupation of the country even if some parties claim came at a formal request from the Assad regime. They point out that Russia rushed to rescue Assad when they saw signs of total collapse on most battlefronts.
They said that Assad regime has turned into a fascist treacherous regime after it summoned occupying forces to Syria for the second time, warning that Russia and Iran will be accountable to history for of their aggression in Syria. (Source: Syrian Coalition + Agencies)