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Turkey-ISIL tie no longer hidden: Syria deputy FM

Iran Press TV

Sun Oct 19, 2014 10:25AM GMT

Syria's deputy foreign minister says Turkey is responsible for the acts of terror that the ISIL Takfiri militants commit in Iraq and Syria.

"Turkey is not a part of the solution, but a basic part of the problem," Faisal Miqdad was quoted as saying in an article published on Lebanon's al-Binaa newspaper on Saturday.

"The relationship between the Turkish regime and the ISIS (ISIL) terrorists is no longer hidden," he added.

Miqdad also commented on Turkey's failure in a third round of run-off voting for the second of the two Western seats on the UN Security Council.

"Turkey's failure to have support of UN states to gain a non-permanent seat on Security Council last Thursday is a clear expression of the world's rejection of the Turkish policies against Syria and Iraq and its ally with the ISIS terrorist organization."

Turkey has been accused of backing ISIL in Syria. The Turkish government continues to block the supply of military equipment and reinforcements for Kurdish fighters defending Syria's strategic border town of Kobani against the terrorists.

Ankara prevents Turkish Kurds from crossing the border into Kobani to join the Kurds in the battle for the town.

"The friends of Turkey, particularly the US administration and its security bodies and the European and Arab colleagues of (Turkish President) Erdogan and (Prime Minister) Davutoglu became convinced that it is impossible to continue supporting the Turkish leadership's involvement in backing terrorism, including the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist organization and other branches of al-Qaeda terrorist organization," the Syrian official argued.

ISIL has added further reinforcements to its ranks in an effort to break the resistance of Kurdish fighters.


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