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Syria Slams Turkey for Allowing Foreign Fighters, Terrorists into Kobani


Syria on Thursday accused Turkey of violating its borders by allowing Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces and Syrian terrorists to enter the predominantly Kurdish city of Ain al-Arab (Kobani) on the Syrian-Turkish borders, according to Syria’s national television.

Turkey is conspiring against Syria and has premeditated intentions to interfere in Syrian affairs by allowing “foreign fighters and terrorist groups to enter the Syrian territories,” the Syrian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The ministry referred to the Peshmerga as the foreign fighters and regarded Syrian rebels as “terrorists.”

Syria said the Turkish move “constitutes a flagrant violation to Syrian sovereignty and the charters of the United Nations and international law.”

The ministry said the Turkish policy is “outrageous,” holding Ankara responsible for the Syrian crisis.

“Syria condemns and rejects this outrageous behavior by the Turkish government and its accomplices for being responsible for the crisis and for the shedding of Syrian blood by supporting terrorist organizations like ISIL and the al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front,” it said.

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