Syrian diplomats demand that Turkey and the US leave the country.
Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad chastised Turkey on Monday for aiding insurgents in the country’s northwest in the country’s long-running civil war, which dates back to the Arab Spring of 2011.
Mekdad made his remarks at the United Nations General Assembly’s 76th session. In the struggle against the militants, Russia has allied with the Syrian government. The Syrian government is to responsible for the civil conflict, according to Turkey, which has controlled parts of northern Syria since 2016.
The US has attacked the Islamic State in Syria, which was previously the terrorist group’s main base. Mekdad accused Turkey of war crimes and demanded that the UN cease its operations in Syria.
Insurgents and opposing government forces have been labeled “terrorists” by the Syrian government on numerous occasions. Turkish and US military are illegally present in Syria, according to Mekdad, and continue to operate there. His soldiers should leave Syria “without any preconditions,” he declared.
“Those who support terrorists will come back to haunt them sooner or later, and innocent people will suffer the price,” Mekdad added. “In a number of countries, that has been the case.”
Despite the conflict, Syrian refugees are welcome to return home, according to Mekdad.
Mekdad stated, “We have made it plain that Syria’s doors are wide open for the safe and voluntary return of all refugees to their homeland.” He claimed that while Syria and its allies are attempting humanitarian aid to its civilians, those aiding the opposition are creating crisis conditions.
In terms of putting an end to the civil war, Mekdad stated that government forces will fight until the country is “free of terrorists.” It’s a non-negotiable right for us.”
According to a UN estimate released on Friday, 350,209 people have died in Syria’s conflict during the last ten years. According to Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, one in every 13 people killed in the conflict is a woman, and nearly one in every 13 is a child.
“The Syrian people’s everyday lives are still marred by unthinkable suffering,” Bachelet said in a statement released on Friday. “They’ve been through a decade of conflict and are now dealing with a worsening economic crisis as well as the effects of COVID-19. Infrastructure damage has had a substantial impact on the attainment of basic economic and social rights.”
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