Turkey supports Syrian ceasefire agreement- presidential spokesman
Turkey has serious worries about the Syrian ceasefire deal said Ibrahim Kalın on February 26, hours before the US-Russian deal was due to go into effect, Hurriyet Daily News reports.
“We support this ceasefire in principal,” spokesperson Ibrahim Kalın said at a press conference, noting that Turkey has “played an active role” in making of the Syria ceasefire plan.
“But the fact that Russian planes’ bombardments and al-Assad’s forces’ attacks on the ground have been continuing - during and after the Geneva meetings and even when approaching date of implementation for the Munich Agreement – gives us serious concerns about the future of the ceasefire,” Kalin said at a press conference.
“We have repeatedly said we will act in line with the coalition. So any preparations toward [a ground incursion in Syria], unilateral or with Saudi Arabia or other countries, is out of the question,” Kalin said, stressing that Turkey will respond to any threats to its national security in line with its rules of engagement.