Turkish PM Believes Russia’s Actions ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ In Syria
Russian launched suddenly cruise missiles on Middle East’s one of the dangerous militant organizations in Al-Raqqah on Tuesday, while on Wednesday, the Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has accused Russia of trying ‘ethnic cleansing’ in northern Syria.
According to PM Ahmet Davutoğlu’s statement, Moscow was attempting to expel local Sunni Muslim populations and Turkish people as well as just to defend its military interests in Syria.
However, it said to be that the latest remarks of PM Davutoglu may have fuel strained relations between Ankara and Russia because the tensions has raised already as the Turkish forces hit a a Russian warplane reportedly close to the Turkish-Syrian border in end of November month.
Ahmet Davutoglu stated in his statement while addressing to reporters in Istanbul, “Russia is trying to make ethnic cleansing in northern Latakia to force (out) all Turkmen and Sunni population who do not have good relations with the regime,”
He further add that Moscow trying to kick out their hurdle and hence they has set all to remove Turkmen and Sunni population from this area.
According to PM Davutoglu, it is being done just because to protect the Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad’s regime as well Russian bases in Latakia and Tartus as it can be attacked by the Islamic State fighters who have captured many regions and areas in Syria and Iraq.
On the other hand, Russian authorities explained that its cruise missiles are just targeting the militant organizations as well as brutal Islamic State on Syrian land to help their local security forces of President Bashar al-Assad regime.
However, Turkish authorities have claimed that on 24 November its F-16 fighters downed the Moscow’s Su-24 because they violated entering in Turkish boundary lines, while the Russian have refused the allegation.
Syrian militant and Western analysts have claimed that the cruise missiles have attacked anti-Assad groups who are not fighters at all.