DAMASCUS ACCUSES TURKEY OF BUILDING SEPARATION WALL IN NORTHERN SYRIA
DAMASCUS, Syria, Feb 18 (NNN-SANA) – The Syrian Foreign Ministry accused Turkey of bringing in equipment, to build a separation wall in northern Syria.
In a letter of condemnation sent to the UN, the ministry said, the Turkish government’s aggression on Syrian soil is incessant.
On Jan 11, the Turkish forces and border control guards brought in heavy machines and trucks into Syrian territories in northern Syria, particularly in the northern countryside of Hasakah province, making a dirt road and digging a trench, while installing cement pillars to build a separation wall.
Three days later, Turkish forces entered Syrian territory at a depth of 250 metres in the town of Arab Tuma, in the northern countryside of Aleppo province, and began to make a two-kilometre road, to build a separation barrier in that area.
The ministry said, Turkish trucks yanked 2,500 olive trees in the Sheikh Hadid town in Aleppo countryside, and captured areas to build a cement wall, while moving the fence at the Turkish-Syrian border, 100 metres deep inside Syrian territories with a length of 600 metres.
Turkish forces also repeated the move in the north-western province of Idlib, which also has borders with Turkey, saying that, Turkish forces captured six acres of lands in the Harem area in Idlib countryside, that belong to Syria citizens with the same aim to build the wall.
Furthermore, the ministry said, Turkish authorities have set up a military base in the village of Jitar, in Aleppo countryside, containing arm depots and barracks for Turkish officers and soldiers.
The ministry condemned the Turkish “incursion,” adding that, it is a continuation of the Turkish violations that include providing various forms of military, material and logistic support to the rebels, bringing foreign “terrorists,” facilitating their entry into Syria and setting up training camps for them on Turkish soil, under direct Turkish intelligence supervision and providing arms and fire cover to the terrorist groups fighting inside Syria.
It urged the UN to pressure Turkey into halting its “violations against Syria and to implement UN Security Council resolutions, pertaining countering terrorism.”
Turkey has for long spoken of its intentions to create safe zones in northern Syria, and the recent revelation by the Syrian government, regarding the Turkish wall-building in northern Syria nurture the conviction that Ankara is moving on with its plans.
Syrian government officials recently said, any unilateral international actions without the consent of the Syrian government will be dealt with as violations to Syria’s sovereignty.
President Bashar al-Assad said in a recent interview that, setting up safe zones in northern Syria is “unrealistic.
Source: Nam News Networkhttps://syrianewsgazette.com/damascus-accuses-turkey-of-building-separation-wall-in-northern-syria/General