Qatar reaffirmed its support for the efforts of Turkey to maintain its national security in the wake of the breaches and terrorist attacks inside Turkish territories.
Spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry Lolwah AlKhater said the Turkish army’s launch of Operation Olive Branch on Saturday was inspired by legitimate concerns related to its national security and securing its borders, as well as protecting the territorial integrity of Syria from the danger of secession.
Al Khater explained that the operation is a response to several infiltrations and terrorist attacks that the Turkish government saw some of which to be connected to the security and military component present on the Turkish-Syrian border, which the ISIS group and combating it played a role in its formation.
She noted that Qatar, while backing the efforts of Turkey to maintain its security, expresses its full support for the right of states to defend their national security, which is guaranteed by international conventions, including Article 51 of the UN Charter.
She said that Turkey has always been a balancing factor in the region, adding that Qatar is confident of Turkey’s keenness to maintain the safety of civilians and the territorial integrity of Syria.
AlKhater also observed that the war against criminal ISIS group is nearing its end, so all members in the Syrian crisis must reach permanent solutions that take into account achieving justice for the Syrian people and holding accountable those who committed crimes against it, in addition to addressing the interests and concerns of all those affecting and affected by the crisis as guaranteed by international law.