Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 31
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The recent events in Kobani are just part of the Syrian crisis, Turkish Ambassador to Azerbaijan Ismail Alper Coskun told Trend.
"The bloody clashes in Kobani city are an urgent problem, to which to the whole world must pay attention," he said. "Around 300,000 people were killed in Syria's conflict. Kobani's events are a peak of this situation. It is very hard to suppose what will happen in the future."
Further commenting on the latest events in Syria Coskun asks, "Why was the international community indifferent in Syria's clashes up till now and decided to act only after Kobani events?".
In its message to the international community three to four years ago, Turkey repeatedly warned that in case of refusing to support the "Free Syrian Army", the radical groups will intensify their activity. As a result of the government's cruelty, people will be in a helpless situation. Unfortunately, instead of responding to Ankara's appeal, the unfounded reports on the radical groups moving from Turkey to Syria were spread."
Coskun said nobody in the world believes in an easy settlement of the Syrian crisis with the current difficulties and chaos observed in the country.
"Turkey is striving to help from the diplomatic and humanitarian points of view since the beginning of the crisis situation in Syria," the diplomat said. "At present, there are more than 1.600 million Syrian refugees in Turkey. The country created all conditions for their living through its capabilities and internal resources."
The diplomat said that up until now Turkey has spent $4 billion for Syrian refugees and various measures are taken to provide them with housing.
As for the political part of the Syrian crisis, the diplomat said that Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has repeatedly urged the Syrian government to take the right actions.
"Unfortunately, there is no concept of democracy in Syria," he said. "Moreover, the government does not respond to the demands of people and the result is obvious."
edited by CN