Turkish Foreign Ministry: Operation in Syria to end civil war in country
Azerbaijan, Baku, September 13 / Trend, A.Tagiyeva/
The military operation in Syria will not lead to the aggravation of the situation in the country, on the contrary, it will put an end to the civil war and loss of lives, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told journalists on Friday, TRT Haber TV Channel reported.
"Transferring chemical weapons under international control will not solve all the problems in Syria and will not guarantee that Bashar al-Assad will stop the violence against citizens of the country," he said.
According to Davutoglu, more drastic measures should be taken against the Syrian regime.
Earlier Russia suggested transferring Syrian chemical weapons under international control and Syrian authorities agreed with this.
Some Western countries, as well as Turkey have already supported intervention in Syria following another escalation of the situation there. On August 21, Media outlets reported on a large-scale deployment of chemical weapons near Damascus by Syrian Government Troops. Over 600 people were the victims of the attack.
Earlier, the US president declared that the use of chemical weapon is a "red line" for the Assad regime. Media outlets reported on the preparation of the Navy and Air Force of these countries to begin intervention.
The clashes between the government forces and armed opposition have been continuing in Syria for over two years. According to UN statistics, the total number of victims of the conflict in Syria is more than 100,000 people. The Syrian authorities say that they are opposed by well-armed militants.