Turkey welcomes 'significant' US strikes on Syria base

Turkish Deputy PM hopes US action would contribute to a sustainable peace in Syria 

Turkey welcomes 'significant' US strikes on Syria base

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus early Friday welcomed U.S. missile attacks on a Syrian airbase explaining it 'significant' and 'meaningful'. 

His statement comes hours after the U.S. military attacked the Shayrat Airfield in central Syria, which American officials believe was used to carry out a deadly chemical attack on Tuesday.

Speaking to reporters in Istanbul, Kurtulmus hoped the operation would contribute to establish a sustainable peace in Syria.

“So, we welcome this,” he added. 

“But the international community should continue their clear stance against this barbarism of Assad regime until it becomes unable to hurt people,” Kurtulmus said.

The Turkish minister urged for sustainable peace in the country.

“The peace process should be accelerated. Not an imposed peace but a fair peace that could be accepted by all parts of the society that suffered the brutality.

“Assad regime should be punished in international field.”

The U.S. military early Friday fired 59 Tomahawk missiles at Shayrat Airfield in Syria in a reaction to the regime's chemical weapons attack on civilians in Idlib.

The chemical attack on Tuesday killed more than 100 civilians and injured around 500 others in the northwestern province.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 07 Nisan 2017, 11:05