Foreign Ministry issues written statement about recent developments in Syria
Turkish Foreign Ministry yesterday issued a written statement regarding the latest developments in Syria. "It is time for the international community to act to stop the inhumane actions of the regime disregarding international law and universal principles. Accordingly, we once again invite the relevant institutions and organizations, particularly the UN Security Council, to take the necessary measures resolutely and rapidly to put an end to the crimes being committed by the Syrian regime," the statement said. Indicating that recent slaughters at the Al-Bayda village of Baniyas "reveal that the Syrian regime has started an ethnic cleansing operation," the Foreign Ministry noted, "In addition, there are ever-strengthening indications that the regime, which attacks its own people without distinction with ballistic missiles and heavy weaponry from the land, the sea and the air, has recently been using chemical weapons."