Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Claims Turkey Boosting Military Presence In Country
Sumaira FH 7 days ago Wed 17th February 2021 | 05:40 PM
SOCHI (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 17th February, 2021) Syria's Assistant Foreign Minister Ayman Sousan on Wednesday at the Astana-format talks in Russia's Sochi accused Ankara of strengthening its military presence in the country.
The Astana trio, which comprises Russia, Turkey and Iran, has been trying to bring the conflicting sides together to achieve a peaceful settlement in the Syrian conflict since their first meeting in the Kazakh capital of Astana (now Nur Sultan) in January 2017.
"The Turkish regime has been concealing and strengthening its military presence in Syria as a military power.
Damascus has voiced multiple complaints about the Turkish military presence and operations against Kurdish armed groups at the Syrian northern border, calling them illegal and demanding Ankara to withdraw its forces.