Assad Says Turkey Plays the Worst Role in Syrian Crisis

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (Source: Public Radio of Armenia)
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (Source: Public Radio of Armenia)

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (Source: Public Radio of Armenia)

(Combined Sources)—Syrian President Bashar Assad believes that by passively supporting the al-Nusra Front and Islamic State terrorist groups, Turkey is playing a destructive role in the Syrian crisis, Sputnik News reports.

“Turkey is playing a most negative role in our crisis. That’s related directly to [President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan himself and [Prime Minister Ahmet] Davutoglu, because they both reflect the real ideology that they carry in their hearts, which is the Muslim Brotherhood ideology,” Assad said in an interview with the French newsmagazine Valeurs Actuelles on Thursday.

The Syrian leader emphasized that, compared to Saudi Arabia and Qatar, Ankara was playing the most dangerous role in general, by giving all possible assistance to the terrorists.

“Some countries support the Nusra Front, which is al-Qaeda, some other countries support ISIL, while Turkey supports both and other groups at the same time. They support them with human resources. They support them with money, logistics, armaments, surveillance, information, and even the maneuvers of their military through their borders during the fights in Syria.”

“Even the money that’s being collected from the rest of the world passes through Turkey, and the oil that ISIS sells is through Turkey, so Turkey is playing the worst part of our crisis,” Assad was quoted as saying by the Syrian news agency SANA.


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  1. Original Armenian said:

    And he plays the worst role in the Lebanese crisis now going into its 40th year.

  2. Sylva~MD~Poetry said:

    Are the grand-grand-grand… fathers of ISIS …

    Most nations know them very well
    They arrived millennium before in 1064
    Destroying many civilizations including
    Armenian Highland
    The famous Capital city Ani…
    Now in ruins …with its cathedrals….
    Still their Armenian ‘Hand Carved Beautiful Arches’
    Are breathing…
    To say, “we are still proudly standing here …”

    Arabian historian Ibn al-Gawzi* wrote,
    “The corpses filled the city Ani…
    they left no place to walk…”

    They destroyed Islamic Golden Era of Baghdad
    Throwing books in the rivers…
    More to say…

    November 21, 2015

    *In 1064 a large Seljuk Turkish army, headed by Sultan Alp Arslan, with the help of the Caucasian Georgians headed by King Bagrat, attacked Ani and after a siege of 25 days they captured the city and slaughtered its population. An account of the sack and massacres in Ani is given by the Arab historian Sibt ibn al-Gawzi, who quotes an eyewitness saying:
    ““The army entered the city, massacred its inhabitants, pillaged and burned it, leaving it in ruins and taking prisoner all those who remained alive . . . The dead bodies were so many that they blocked the streets; one could not go anywhere without stepping over them and the number of prisoners was not less than 50,000 souls. I was determined to enter city and see the destruction with my own eyes. I tried to find a street in which I would not have to walk over the corpses; but that was
    impossible.” (Wikipedia, 2010)