At a press conference Monday to announce the results of the G20 summit in Antalya, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said it is impossible to overcome terrorism and the refugee problem caused by the ongoing Syrian war without a solution that everybody in the country accepted.
Erdogan stressed that the main objective of the efforts aimed at finding a solution in Syria is to ensure Syria’s territorial integrity, eradicate terrorism, and set up a legitimate political structure.
He also reaffirms that terrorism cannot and should not be associated with any religion, adding that such a position is a big insult to the followers of that religion because right to live is sacred in all religions.
Erdogan said those who associate terror activities with refugees are trying to evade responsibility, and added: “We need to carry out work in the fight against terrorism and find a solution to the refugee crisis together.
In a phone call with US Secretary of State John Kerry yesterday, President Khoja affirmed the Syrian Coalition’s commitment to a political solution based on Geneva communique, and that he will continue its outreach efforts of uniting the political opposition and the military forces. Khoja indicated the importance of activating the Security Council resolution number 2165 which demands providing humanitarian aid to the besieged areas.
Khoja reiterated the full cooperation of the Syrian Coalition with the international efforts to reach a just political solution which realizes the aspirations of the Syrian people in achieving freedom and moving towards democracy. (Source: Syrian Coalition + Anadolu)