Turkish Foreign Minister: "Appropriate response to the chemical attack"

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As an "appropriate response" to the chemical attack that claimed the lives of many civilians in the Duma on April 7, Ankara describes the coordinated strikes carried out in the early hours of Saturday in Syria by the United States, France and Britain.

A statement from the Turkish Foreign Ministry said, "We welcome the operation that has raised the awareness of humanity about the attack on the Duma, which is widely suspected to have been carried out by the regime."

Attacks with weapons of mass destruction, including chemical weapons, indiscriminately targeting civilians, are crimes against humanity. The Syrian regime, which has oppressed its own people for more than seven years, whether with conventional or chemical weapons, has a proven track record of crimes against humanity and war crimes. The conscience of the international community has no doubt about this. 

Turkey believes that it is extremely important that such crimes do not go unpunished and that the responsibility is restored in order to prevent the recurrence of similar crimes, the same statement added: 

In the light of this experience, it is important for the international community, in particular the members of the United Nations Security Council, to agree on joint measures to ensure that the use of chemical weapons does not go unpunished.