Sisi: Turkish offensive is aggression against Syria's sovereignty



Thu, 10 Oct 2019 - 02:16 GMT


Thu, 10 Oct 2019 - 02:16 GMT

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El Sisi - Reuters

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El Sisi - Reuters

CAIRO - 10 October 2019: Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El Sisi affirmed his country rejection to the Turkish aggression against Syrian territories and sovereignty, said Egyptian Presidential Spokesperson Bassam Radi in a statement on Thursday.

President Sisi's comments were made during his meeting with Jordanian monarch Abdullah II in Cairo, saying that the Turkish offensive against Syria contradicts with the international laws and legitimacy, Radi added.

The Egyptian president warned of the negative repercussions of the offensive against Syria's sovereignty, the Syrian political process, and against the whole region stability and security.

Both leaders tackled other international and regional issues of mutual concerns, besides the bilateral relations, Radi continued.
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President Abdel Fattah El Sisi (R) during his meeting with Jordanian monarch King Abdullah II in Cairo on Thursday, October 10,2019- press photo

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on Wednesday condemned the Turkish attacks in Syria, referring to Egypt's warning of Turkey's expansionist behavior in Syria in several international forums attended by the Egyptian president.

Turkey has launched a military offensive against Kurds in northeastern Syria on Wednesday - a step that was slammed by the US, Arab states and many Western nations.

According to the Syrian observatory, 60,000 civilians have displaced northeastern Syrian since the beginning of the offensive. Several civilians, including children, were killed, according to the Syrian Democratic Forces, the armed affiliate to People's Protection Units (YPG).

In a telephone interview with TV program "Yahdoth fi Misr," translated as "Happening in Egypt," Shoukry denounced the Turkish step as clear and flagrant violation of the decisions of legitimacy and international law, adding that the Turkish regime should consider its position concerning Syria amid international condemnation.

The Turkish aggression in Syria has no justification and is a violation of the sovereignty of Syria, Shoukry said, noting that the latest incidents affirm the validity of the Egyptian vision against the expansionist desire of the Turkish regime.



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