Turkey’s Policy on Syria Has Failed

Turkey’s Policy on Syria Has FailedTurkey’s Policy on Syria Has Failed

Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian declared that Turkey’s policies have failed in Syria. “Turkey has lost the ground in Syria,” a spokesman for the  Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, Nozar Shafiei, quoted Amir-Abdollahian as saying during a meeting with members of the commission on Sunday, Fars News Agency reported. According to Shafiei, the deputy foreign minister reiterated that the Ankara government is trying to change the situation against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with the help of its allies—Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United States. “Amir-Abdollahian reminded that the Syrian nation is presently in an unfavorable humanitarian situation,” the lawmaker said. Noting that Iran supports Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, Shafiei added that Amir-Abdollahian believes that the will of the Syrian people will be the source of peaceful political developments in Syria. In relevant remarks, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a recent message to his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu called on the Ankara government to boost its cooperation with Iran in fighting terrorism.