Syria has called on the United Nations and the Security Council to oblige Turkey to immediately withdraw its “invading forces” from the Syrian territory, stop cross-border attacks and maintain regional and international security and stability.
A Syrian activist and political commentator believes the United Nations has always ignored Syria’s complaints about Turkey’s violation of its sovereignty, adding that it has also done nothing about the presence of US troops in the war-torn country.
“This is not the first time Syria has complained to the United Nations about Turkey breaching its sovereignty. In fact, Syria has been complaining since 2012 that Turkey is helping terrorist groups inside Syria and the fact that Turkey has breached Syrian sovereignty,” Mimi al-Laham told Press TV in an interview on Friday.
“Perhaps these complaints have been now renewed in the wake of Turkey killing Syrian border guards near Manbij, and the fact that Turkey is building a border wall within Syrian land in Idlib and stealing Syrian land,” she added.
The activist also noted that Turkey has deployed its troops to Syria "under the pretext of fighting Daesh" whereas its “original agenda” is to prevent the establishment of a Kurdish state on its borders.
In August 2016, Turkey began a major military intervention in Syria, dubbed "Euphrates Shield," sending tanks and warplanes across the border. Ankara claimed that its military campaign was aimed at pushing Daesh from Turkey's border with Syria and stopping the advance of Kurdish forces, but Damascus denounced the operation as a breach of its sovereignty.