‘Signs are increasing that Ankara is gradually, albeit somewhat reluctantly, giving up its support for the radical Islamist group known as Jabhat al-Nusra, which it once promoted as the most effective force in Syria againts Bashar al-Assa.’
Syria: Turkish authorities continue to facilitate flow of terrorists and arms to Syria
December 6, 2013
Foreign and Expatriates Ministry denounced as ‘reprehensible’ the ongoing Turkish authorities’ involvement in supporting the armed terrorist groups in Syria.
In two identical letters addressed to the UN Secretary-General and President of the United Nations Security Council, the ministry said the Turkish government continues, according to confirmed and documented reports, to offer training and logistical support to the armed terrorist groups.
The Turkish authorities are still providing terrorists with safe havens and facilitating the flow of terrorists and arms into Syria which, the letters said ”constitutes a flagrant violation of the international legitimacy resolutions, including the UNSC resolution No. 1373.”
The ministry cited several border crossings that the Turkish authorities are facilitating the passage of terrorists and arms through, including Bab al-Hawa, al-Fawz, Ein al-Bayda, Kherbet al-Jouz, al-Rihanieh, Ghazaleh, Tal al-Dahab and Atma.
The ministry said that the terrorist attacks stopped at nothing, targeting hospitals, educational institutions, worshiping places and diplomatic missions’ headquarters, not sparing even children in their schools and school buses.
The Foreign Ministry urged the international community to assume its responsibilities and undertake prompt measures according to the powers vested in it to combat terrorism targeting the Syrian people and state.