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Iran rejects Turkey establishing military posts in northern Syria

MADRID, Oct. 21 (EUROPE PRESS) –

The Government of Iran has expressed on Monday its rejection of the possibility of Turkey establishing military posts in Syrian territory and has stressed the need to respect the national sovereignty of the Arab country.

“The Turks may have bases at their border, but building them in Syrian territory is unacceptable and an attack on a member country of the United Nations,” said Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Musavi.

Iran rejects Turkey establishing military posts in northern Syria
Iran rejects Turkey establishing military posts in northern Syria

Thus, he stressed that Ankara must respect Syrian sovereignty and territorial integrity and guarantee its security “through peaceful mechanisms,” according to the Iranian IRNA news agency.

Turkey launched the Peace Spring operation on October 9, with which it intends to expel Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) militiamen from the northeast of Syria, led by Syrian Kurdish fighters from the Popular Protection Units.

On October 17, Turkey agreed with the United States a ceasefire in the area that implies the temporary suspension of its offensive for the SDS militiamen to withdraw their weapons and withdraw leaving the area of ‚Äč‚Äčnortheastern Syria delimited by the Turkish authorities .

However, Ankara maintained its bombings during Friday, which led the SDS to denounce a breach of the agreement and demand the deployment of international observers.

The SDS announced on Sunday that they had completed the evacuation of Ras al Ain militiamen, under the aforementioned agreement, which gave five days for their withdrawal from the security zone, which will cover 440 kilometers of border, to the Iraqi border, and it will enter 32 kilometers on Syrian soil.

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