Turkey has reiterated its calls for safe zones in northern Syria to ensure its border security; the safe return of Syrian refugees to their own country; and the end of mass killings by the Assad regime and its allies against the Syrian people.
In an opinion article published by Daily Sabah late Monday and titled: Safe Zones Will Save Lives, Our Humanity, Turkey’s Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalin wrote: “Turkey’s call for safe zones in Syria is as urgent and life-saving as it has ever been.” “Aleppo burns while the world watches.”
“The inaction from the international community will only entrench the Assad regime’s barbarism, spread the Daesh menace and lead to the loss of more innocent lives,” Kalin wrote.
Kalin underscored that the best way to do protect civilians in Aleppo and the rest of Syria is through the establishment of safe zones for the civilian population. “If the last five years of this brutal war have taught us anything, it is that establishing safe zones is the only viable option to stop these insane massive killings, destruction of cities and the flow of refugees in their thousands to Turkey and the rest of the world.”
“It makes more sense both politically and morally to seek to establish safe zones in Syria than begging the criminal Assad regime for truce or peace,” Kalin added.
“The international community has the means to realize this goal. It, however, lacks the political will and moral vision that has vanished from global politics in a regrettable and scandalous manner. The greatest moral outrage of our times can no longer be tolerated in the face of the death of our humanity along with the death of Syrian people.”
The Syrian Coalition repeatedly said that the opposition from the United States for the establishment of safe zones in Syria allowed Iran and Russia to extend their influence in Syria and the entire region as well as escalate their crimes against the civilian population in Syria. (Source: Syrian Coalition + Agencies)