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ANKARA, August 26. (Itar-Tass). – Turkey will join any international anti-Syrian coalition even if the UN Security Council doesn’t achieve a broader consensus upon further actions, Turkey’s Foreign Affairs Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu stated in an interview to Milliyet newspaper on Monday.
“We always prefer collaborative work with the international community and accordance to UN resolutions,” the Minister said. “If the UN Security Council doesn’t take any decision (on sanctions and intervention in the Syrian crisis), then other alternatives will be in the agenda.”
“Currently 36-37 states are discussing these alternatives,” Ahmet Davutoğlu noted. “If a coalition against Syria is set up, Ankara will join it.”
“Turkey continues to meet all needs of refugees and it does it alone. There are other factors that make Turkey to join any coalition,” Davutoğlu said.
Initially Turkey upheld the interference into the Syrian conflict. The regime led by President Bashar al-Assad committed military crimes and crimes against mankind. It should be responsible for them. “The U.N. and the international community should only observe the events and those who are guilty of such crimes should be punished. This is Turkey’s position,” the minister said.
Western states blame Syrian authorities in alleged chemical weapons use in Eastern Guta. The U.S., Great Britain and their allies consider the possibility of military strikes on Syria on the pretext that Damask authorities allegedly use chemical weapons against their own citizens.