Syria complains to the UN over Turkish "aggression"
Rebels fighter stand on the images of the late Syrian president Hafez al-Assad (R) and his son present Syrian President Bashar al-Assad at the Kasab border crossing with Turkey, in the northwestern province of Latakia.
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In formal letters addressed to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UN Security Council President Sylvie Lucas on Wednesday, the Syrian Foreign Ministry urged the UN to “compel the Turkish government to stop its aggression,” Syrian state news agency SANA reported.
The letters draw the attention of the two top UN officials to “the acts and violations committed by the Turkish government against Syria’s security and stability through the Turkish involvement in organizing, receiving, funding and hosting tens of thousands of terrorists from various Takfiri movements and facilitating their entry into the Syrian territories.”
In the official protest letters, the Syrian ministry also alleges that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued “instructions to launch flagrant aggression on Syria as the Turkish army tanks and artillery took part directly in the attack on Kasab, north of Syria, and its surrounding.”
The development comes as Syrian Ambassador to the UN Bashar Ja’afari also accused the Turkish government of collaborating with the Israeli regime in facilitating the intrusion of al-Qaeda-linked militants into Syria as well as supporting their terrorist efforts and military offensives against Syrian forces.