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Turkey: 'We support it' - FM Cavusoglu backs Trump Syria action00:57

Turkey: 'We support it' - FM Cavusoglu backs Trump Syria action

Turkey, Antalya
April 7, 2017 at 19:14 GMT -00:00 · Published

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu spoke in support of the US airstrike on Syria's Shayrat Airbase during an impromptu press conference in Antalya on Friday.

Turkish Foreign Minister said, "He killed almost one million people. Recently he used chemical weapons, and he used them against civilians. Therefore, he has to pay for it."

"In order for these crimes not to be repeated, justice must be paid", said Cavusoglu, adding, "the facilities should have been demolished".

Turkey's FM said that he supports the US' actions and that now he calls for "national unity, to establish a ceasefire and to focus on the political situation."

The Shayrat Airbase was the target of a US airstrike ordered by US President Donald Trump's administration. A total of 59 tomahawk missiles were fired at the base in the Homs governorate, at 4:40 local time (00:40 GMT) on Friday. At least six people have been killed in the strikes.

In a press conference, US President Donald Trump confirmed that the strikes were in response to Tuesday's chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun, for which he claimed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was responsible.

Turkey: 'We support it' - FM Cavusoglu backs Trump Syria action00:57
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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu spoke in support of the US airstrike on Syria's Shayrat Airbase during an impromptu press conference in Antalya on Friday.

Turkish Foreign Minister said, "He killed almost one million people. Recently he used chemical weapons, and he used them against civilians. Therefore, he has to pay for it."

"In order for these crimes not to be repeated, justice must be paid", said Cavusoglu, adding, "the facilities should have been demolished".

Turkey's FM said that he supports the US' actions and that now he calls for "national unity, to establish a ceasefire and to focus on the political situation."

The Shayrat Airbase was the target of a US airstrike ordered by US President Donald Trump's administration. A total of 59 tomahawk missiles were fired at the base in the Homs governorate, at 4:40 local time (00:40 GMT) on Friday. At least six people have been killed in the strikes.

In a press conference, US President Donald Trump confirmed that the strikes were in response to Tuesday's chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun, for which he claimed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was responsible.

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