Turkish president: Christians are not targets of military intervention in Syria

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Turkish president: Christians are not targets of military intervention in Syria

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The Turkish government is "particularly sensitive" with respect to the condition of Christian communities in the Middle Eastern region, and with its contribution Syrian Christians will see "their sanctuaries come back to life and their churches will be rebuilt, so that they will be able to return to their lands and start praying there again".

With these words Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan wanted to deny the arguments of those who in recent weeks have indicated the local Christian communities as victims and targets of the Turkish military intervention in the northeastern of Syria. The challenging statements of the Turkish leader came during a press conference he held with US President Donald Trump, after the recent meeting between the two leaders in Washington last week.

Erdogan spoke of "plans" put on the agenda by the Turkish government in favor of Christians, stating that the Christian communities present in the border areas under the control of Turkey have no particular problems, and have also received "health assistance and humanitarian aid".

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 17:59
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