These actions have no legal grounds and are an attack, occupation, ethnic and social cleansing and the expulsion of the population from their homes and the expropriation of their properties, the foreign ministry claimed in two letters sent to the UN Secretary General and the incumbent president of the Security Council.
It strongly condemned Turkey’s intention of estabishing a safe zone in the northern region of the country and considered that it seeks to establish an explosive spot inside Syria that favors the agendas of the Ankara government.
This plan is a colonialist and aggressive project and is a powerful threat to peace and regional and international security, the letters claimed.
The foreign ministry accused the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) of irresponsibly seeking to expand the conflict in the region using Syria’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity as a blackmail and negotiation card with Ankara.
It stressed that the Syrian government reserves its right to take all the necessary measures by virtue of the UN Charter to face the practices of attack, occupation and ethnic cleansing perpetrated by the Turkish regime.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared that his country completed the preparations to launch an operation in northern Syria to control a 30-kilometer-deep border strip with the excuse of eliminating the threat posed by Kurdish militias.