Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Feridun Sinirlioğlu stresses that the only problem in front of preserving a unified Syrian is the survival of Bashar al-Assad, adding that Assad is seeking to form a mini-state in Syria. He cited Assad’s remarks he made in July when he acknowledged that he could no longer retake control of all Syrian territory, thus admitting he was going to Plan B, and this is what he is doing on the ground now.
Sinirlioğlu said that Russia has made a big mistake when it intervened in Syria, adding that Turkey warned Russia that it would become part of the war, which is not in their interests or in the interests of Syria and the region in general.
President Khoja said earlier that the Russian invasion of Syria will destabilize the region and threatens its security.
Khoja stresses the need to establish a safe zone in the country’s north and south to protect a Syrians from Assad’s barrel bombs and to curb the flow of refugees to outside Syria.
He added that a safe zone is needed to achieve stability, enable the displaced people return to their homes and to deliver relief aid more effectively. (Source: Syrian Coalition + Agencies)