Published: 2018-02-03 13:55
Last Updated: 2018-02-03 14:38
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu restated on Saturday Turkey’s stance that the country fully supports the Syrian territorial integrity despite the Olive Branch operation in Afrin.
In an interview with the Qatari-based network Al-Jazeera, Çavuşoğlu said that there is no other country in the region supporting Syria’s territorial integrity and sovereignty more than Turkey.
"And also in Astana, in Sochi, if you look at these declarations, you will see that we are for unity and territorial integrity of the country," he added.
Çavuşoğlu blamed the U.S. and European countries for providing weapons to the terror groups that fire rockets from Syria towards Turkey.
"They were sending harassment fires, rockets to different parts of Turkey. It became a serious threat to our security and to our borders," he said.
Çavuşoğlu condemned the double standards of the U.S. and some European countries.
He also pointed out that Turkey was aware of some countries' unhappiness over the Turkish role in Syria.
“We were the only country who helped those civilians and the opposition to be evacuated from Aleppo. We worked with Russia," he added.