US strike on Syria a 'positive response': Erdogan aide

Turkish presidential spokesman says US missile strike on Syrian air base is 'positive response' to Assad's war crimes

US strike on Syria a 'positive response': Erdogan aide

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey’s presidency praised the U.S. missile strike on a Syrian air base early Friday.

"We view the U.S. missile strike carried out this morning against Shayrat air base in Homs, Syria as a positive response against the war crimes of Assad," said presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin in a written statement Friday.

Kalin said making Shayrat air base unusable is an important response to stop the use of chemical and conventional weapons on civilians.

"A no-flight zone and safe haven should be realized urgently in order to prevent similar massacres," Kalin added.   

The U.S. fired 59 Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian military air base American officials believe was used to carry out a deadly chemical attack Tuesday, the Pentagon confirmed.

The missiles were fired from two U.S. destroyers in the eastern Mediterranean and hit the air base at approximately 3:45 a.m. Syrian local time Friday (0045GMT). Aircraft, hardened aircraft shelters, petroleum and logistical storage, ammunition supply bunkers, air defense systems, and radars were targeted, the Pentagon said.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 07 Nisan 2017, 12:28