Syria slams Turkey’s cheap remarks on establishing safe zone

QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – On Friday, Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates strongly rejected statements made by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on establishing a safe zone north Syria.

The Syrian Ministry described Erdogan’s statement as cheap, adding that it “unfolds the aggressive manipulations plotted by this regime against Syria and the unity of its territory and people,” according to the Syrian state-run news agency SANA.

On Wednesday, the Turkish President called on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) members to support his country’s efforts to establish a safe zone on the border with Syria to settle Syrian refugees.

On May 3, Turkey announced about a project to settle about one million Syrian refugees in settlements, claiming to establish a safe zone north Syria.

The Syrian Ministry said that the despicable bargains made and carried out by the Turkish regime show a lack of the minimum political and moral understanding to deal with the crisis in Syria.

It further explained that Turkey’s goal of establishing this area is colonialism, and the creation of a ticking bomb outpost, which basically helps to implement terrorist plans against the Syrian people.

It stressed that the Syrian government absolutely rejects these projects, and calls on the countries that have involved themselves in implementing and financing these criminal projects to immediately stop their support for Turkey.

The Ministry called on the international community not to compromise the lands of other countries in order to achieve short-sighted goals.

The Syrian Foreign Ministry also warned that the effects of this project would be serious on security, peace and stability in the region and the world