Turkey: Erdogan says Syria strikes 'appropriate'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan welcomed the US-led airstrikes on multiple government targets in Damascus, calling the operation «appropriate.» He made the statement when speaking at a meeting of his ruling Justice and Development Party (AK) in Istanbul on Saturday. Erdogan said that «it was unthinkable for such an attack, which the regime has committed numerous times before, to go... Еще unanswered.» He went on to say that «there is no way we can approve of the situation encountered by children as a result of the use of chemicals weapons. Whoever the perpetrators they should pay a price.» The Turkish president also said he had a «sleepless night» as he monitored the developments. The US, UK and France launched airstrikes against multiple government targets in Damascus early on Saturday morning, targeting alleged chemical weapons sites as well as a Syrian military base in Homs. The airstrikes are in response to the claims of an alleged chemical weapons attack on Douma last week. Syria and Russia have both denied the allegations, calling them «staged» and a «fabrication».

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