Turkey against participation of Azerbaijani citizens in fighting in Syria (UPDATE)
Details were added (first version was published at 14:46)
Ganja, Azerbaijan, Feb. 19
By Elchin Huseynov - Trend:
Turkey is against the participation of Azerbaijani citizens in military operations in Syria, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Feb.19 at a press conference after the meeting of Azerbaijani, Georgian and Turkish foreign ministers in Ganja.
Davutoglu also pointed out that if the Azerbaijani side provides intelligence related to the citizens of the country who are involved in the military conflict in Syria, Turkey will be able to prevent their entry into this country.
Davutoglu pointed out that Azerbaijani citizens can freely move in Turkey's territory.
During the conflict in Syria, which began in March 2011, over 140,000 people were killed and over 4.2 million have become refugees in Syrian territory as well as 2.3 million have fled to neighbouring countries. The main burden of receiving refugees lay on Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. The total population of Syria before the conflict amounted to 20 million.