Foreign Ministry: Turkey does not cooperate with Israel in dealing with Syrian crisis
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov.13 / Trend, A.Taghiyeva /
Turkey does not cooperate with Israel in dealing with the Syrian crisis, despite the fact that the situation in Syria poses a threat to stability in the region, the Hurriyet newspaper quotes Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as saying.
"The Syrian crisis affects the stability in the entire region. Each country should take care of its own safety, but the cooperation between Turkey and Israel in this matter is out of the question," Davutoglu said.
With regard to tension on the Syrian-Israeli border, Davutoglu expressed the hope that incidents at the border will not degenerate into something more.
Last Thursday, several Syrian mines exploded on the Golan Heights, later on Saturday three Syrian tanks entered the demilitarized buffer zone on the Golan. On Monday, stray bullets damaged Israeli army jeep.
Anti-government protests have continued in Syria for a year and half.
According to UN, the total number of victims of the conflict in Syria is nearing 30,000.
Over 230,000 have become refugees with around three million in need of humanitarian assistance. The Syrian authorities say they oppose the well-armed militants.