After a worldwide condemnation against Turkey military action in Syria. Turkey threatens Europe critics with opening border to 3.6m Syrian refugees.The EU rejected any Turkish plans for a safe zone for refugees, saying it would not provide aid there.
“The EU calls upon Turkey to cease the unilateral military action,” it said in a joint statement of the 28 member states.
UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in a statement affirmed also the UAE’s strong stance and rejection of acts affecting the sovereignty of Arab states and their national security and threatening international peace and security.
Turkey has launched a military operation into north-eastern Syria, in what it says is an offensive aimed at eliminating a “terror corridor” along the southern Turkish border.
After Turkish warplanes and artillery pounded Kurdish YPG targets with air strikes and artillery barrages on Wednesday afternoon, Turkish troops and their Syrian rebel allies entered northeast Syria on Wednesday night, the defence ministry said, starting a land offensive against Kurdish militia fighters.
Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan defended Turkey’s actions following worldwide condemnation of the offensive. Claiming his critics “are not honest”, he told a meeting of his AK Party he would open the door to Europe for 3.6 million Syrian refugees, currently in Turkey, if European countries label Turkey’s military incursion in Syria as an occupation.