Erdogan welcomes Syria strikes against Assad regime
14 Apr 2018
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday welcomed Western strikes against Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad’s regime as “appropriate” in retaliation for Damascus’ “inhumane” attacks.
“We consider this operation as appropriate,” Erdogan told a meeting of his ruling party in Istanbul.
With the latest operation, he said, “The regime has seen that its mounting attacks in recent days against dissidents… will not be left unanswered.”
The United States, Britain and France carried out a wave of pre-dawn strikes against the Assad regime Saturday in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of civilians on April 7.
Erdogan said he had a “sleepless night” as he monitored all the developments.