Erdoğan calls US-led strikes on Syria 'appropriate'

Erdoğan calls US-led strikes on Syria 'appropriate'

"It would have been unthinkable to leave the Syrian regime - understood to have conducted a chemical attack in Douma on April 7 - unanswered".

On Friday night, the U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the U.S., the United Kingdom and France jointly launched strikes targeting the Assad regime's alleged chemical weapons capabilities after a suspected chemical attack killed dozens outside of Damascus.

Turkish presidential aide on Saturday urged the worldwide community to unite, saying it would have been "unthinkable to leave Syrian regime unanswered" after its suspected chemical attack in Syria's Douma.

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In a written statement, Kalin said: "Using chemical weapons is a violation of global law and a crime against humanity".

"For more than seven years, the Syrian regime's cruelties against its people in the hands of ordinary weapons and chemical weapons, and its crimes against humanity, as well as military crimes, have been apparent".

The two leaders "reaffirmed their determination to exert joint efforts to reduce tensions on the ground in Syria and to find a political solution to the problem", the source added. "The conscience of the global community carries no doubt to that effect", it added.

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"The use of chemical weapons is a violation of worldwide law and a crime against humanity", İbrahim Kalın, Presidential Spokesperson, said in a statement on April 14.

"It is a serious warning against chemical attacks", Ünal said.

Government spokesman and Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ said the USA did not use the Incirlik air base located in southern Adana province in the attacks.

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Erdoğan spoke with the British Prime Minister on the phone to discuss the latest developments in Syria on April 14, Doğan News Agency reported.

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