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Turkish presidential aide urges unity post Syria strike

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Erdogan highlighted the importance of working together with France and Russian Federation to resolve Syrian crisis and importance of not escalating tensions in Syria, the sources added.

Turkish presidential aide on Saturday urged the global community to unite, saying it would have been "unthinkable to leave Syrian regime unanswered" after its suspected chemical attack in Syria's Douma.

Turkey on April 14 welcomed Western strikes targeting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime as an "appropriate response" in retaliation for a suspected chemical attack that left dozens dead.

During the conversation, the parties discussed the tensions around Syria, which escalated as a result of the missile strikes conducted by the United States and its allies, it added.

"It is not all about the chemicals, more people were slaughtered previously by conventional weapons", he stressed, calling on world countries to put the future of all kinds of weapons on the table for discussions in detail.


"Turkey was informed ahead of the attack", he wrote on Twitter.

The Incirlik air base in southern Turkey was not used in the USA -led airstrikes on Assad regime targets in Syria, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Saturday.

Turkish Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin on Saturday called on the global community to unite to avoid chemical attacks in future, while emphasizing the importance of seeking a political solution to the Syrian crisis.

On Friday night, the United States, France, and the United Kingdom launched strikes on a number of targets in Syria in response to the alleged chemical incident in the Damascus' suburb of Duma.

"Incirlik Base was not used [in the strikes]", Bozdağ added, referring to the USA military air base placed in Turkey's southern province of Adana. In recent months however it has closely worked with Russian Federation for a political solution in Syria even though Moscow remains a chief ally of the regime.

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