Putin greets KamAZ-Master team - winner of Silk Way RallySport July 22, 15:20
Agreements on East Ghouta zone in Syria signed - Defense MinistryWorld July 22, 14:20
PAK FA offers practically unlimited opportunities to pilot - commanderMilitary & Defense July 22, 11:29
Ukraine's National Broadcasting Board issues fine to Public Radio for 0% Urkainian songsWorld July 22, 5:39
Femen movement activists faces 5 years in jail for trying to frustrate summit meetingWorld July 22, 4:38
Russian Deputy PM dismisses allegations he will arrived in Moldova on warplaneRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 22, 2:46
Russian top diplomat shares his impressions from meeting with US leaderRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 21, 20:31
Lavrov bewildered US special services give no facts of Russia’s meddling in US electionRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 21, 19:46
Putin says USSR collapse had greatest impact on himSociety & Culture July 21, 18:37
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.