Syrian Kurds Accuse Ankara of Allowing Terrorists to Enter From Turkey
16:27 21.03.2016(updated 17:28 21.03.2016)
Turkey will take all the responsibility for allowing terrorists to enter Syria.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Turkey is responsible for allowing terrorists to enter the Syrian territory, Rodi Osman, the head of the Syrian Kurdistan's representative office in Moscow, said Monday.
"It was Turkey that opened the gates for the international terrorism to Syria, including to Rojava [Syrian Kurdistan]. As for ceasefire [in Syria], on the very first day [of the ceasefire], Turkey opened the borders for the Daesh [IS] to attack the town of Tell Abiad. The villages in the district of Afrin are shelled from the Turkish territory," Osman told reporters.
On Wednesday, Syria's UN Permanent Representative Bashar Jaafari, who heads the government's delegation to the intra-Syrian talks in Geneva, reported the entry of terrorists to the Syrian territory from Turkey.
On March 4, the Russian military said that Ankara was fully responsible for continuation of hostilities in Syria's northern provinces as Turkey supplied terrorist groups with weapons and continued shelling Kurdish militias, fighting against terrorists in the country.
Syria has been mired in civil war since 2011, with government forces fighting numerous opposition and terrorist groups, including the Daesh and Nusra Front, which are outlawed in many countries, including Russia.
On February 22, Moscow and Washington reached an agreement on a ceasefire in Syria, which took effect at midnight on February 27. The ceasefire does not apply to terrorist organizations operating in Syria.
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