In view of recent events in Syria, SouthFront wants to explain why we are critical towards Turkish actions in Greater Idlib.
- The internationally recognized Syrian government did not invite Turkey and its forces to the country. It has repeatedly and officially stated that it stands against the Turkish military presence, calling it an “aggression”.
- The “opposition-held” part of Idlib is in fact a hotbed of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda), various other al-Qaeda-linked groups and even ISIS. According to the US leadership, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in this particular area, near the Turkish border.
- The provinces of Idib, Latakia, Hama and Aleppo are an inalienable part of Syria, where Syria exercises its national sovereignty.
- The inconsistent Turkish foreign policy, including its actions towards its declared allies, leads to the destabilization of the region.
Despite our critical position towards Turkey, SouthFront will continue providing a fact-based coverage of the situation in Syria and beyond. We are neither hiding nor underreporting gains or setbacks of any party involved in the conflict. Furthermore, we are not going to take cues from the various propagandists (Turkish, Syrian, Russian, American, Iranian, Israeli etc) engaged in this standoff.
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