Turkey to support Saudi-led military action

The Turkish foreign ministry said in a statement that Turkey backs Saudi military intervention in Yemen

Turkey to support Saudi-led military action

World Bulletin / News Desk 

Turkey said it supports Saudi Arabia's military operations in Yemen against the Houthi group, which seized the capital Sana'a and several other provinces.

"We support the military operation launched by a coalition force consisting of the countries in the region, led by the countries of Gulf Cooperation Council against the Houthi movement upon the request of the legitimately elected President Hadi, about which Saudi Arabia informed Turkey in advance," the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

The statement continued: "We believe that this operation will contribute to the prevention of the threat of civil war and chaos that has emerged and to the restoration of the legitimate state authority."

Condemning the unilateral action by the Houthi militias, Turkey also called on the movement and its foreign supporters to cease “threatening peace and security” in Yemen and the region.

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