Spokesperson of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Tanju Bilgiç said that all “cessation of hostilities” agreement remains a piece of paper as the Assad regime and Russian forces continue attacking the civilian population in Syria.
At a press briefing in Ankara on Monday, Bilgiç said that the tragedy in Syria had reached unbelievable levels.
Bilgiç pointed out that the Assad regime, buoyed by Russia’s continued support, still refuses to discuss political transition and continues to escalate attacks against civilians.
Qatar’s ambassador to Turkey Salem Mubarak Shafi said that the international community has so far failed to pressure Assad to stop his devastating war in Syria, deploring the fact the international community has not yet made any real effort to hold Assad accountable despite troves of evidence on the war crimes he carried out in Syria.
Shafi stressed that the bloodshed in Syria will not stop as long as Assad remains in power, calling on the world’s major powers to shoulder their legal, moral and historical responsibilities towards the Syrian people.
Shafi called upon Russia to press Assad to implement international resolutions, to engage seriously in the negotiations and to facilitate the transition of power in line with the Geneva Communiqué of 2012. (Source: Anadolu Agency)