Azerbaijan, Baku, August 30 /Trend,A.Taghiyeva/
The goal of the possible military intervention in Syria is not to overthrow the Bashar Assad regime but to weaken his military power. This was discussed by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and several ministers during a meeting dedicated to the situation in Syria, Zaman newspaper reported on Friday.
According to the newspaper, the Foreign, Interior and Defence Ministers and other ministers of the Erdogan government participated at the meeting.
During the emergency meeting it was agreed that Turkey will not directly participate in military air operations against Syria and only assist other countries to effect air attacks.
In addition, Erdogan ordered the strengthening of security measures in the provinces bordering with Syria and dispatch additional military systems and human resources to these territories.
Some Western countries, as well as Turkey supported intervention to Syria, after another escalation of situation in the country. On August 21 Media outlets informed about the large-scale use of chemical weapons near Damascus by the Syrian Government Troops.
According to the preliminary data, over 600 people became the victims of the attack. National Coalition of Syrian Opposition claims that the number of victims could reach 1,300 people. After the incident the parties of the conflict repeatedly declared about their innocence, and accused the opponents.
Earlier the US president declared that the use of chemical weapon will be a "red line" for Bashar Assad regime. Media outlets reported about the preparation of Navy and Air Force of Western countries to begin the intervention.
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