Turkey considers U.S. missile strike on Syria insufficient

If there is no continuation following the U.S. missile strike at the airbase in Hama, and the regime of Bashar al-Assad retains its influence in Syria, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu claims the military actions of Washington will only have a "cosmetic" character, reports Turkish news agency Anadolu.

"The world, in these recent events, began to understand what we meant by calling for safe zones. The ideal solution is a political solution, and we need to implement a transitional government in Syria as soon as possible," said the Turkish Prime Minister. But for this, according to Cavusoglu, "the despotic Assad must leave."

Cavusoglu expressed his hope that peace and stability will soon come to Syria. "Turkey, for its part, is ready to contribute to the reconstruction of this country," he stressed.

Turkey stands for the transfer of power in Syria from the incumbent President Bashar al-Assad to the interim government.

As previously reported, autopsies carried out in Turkey on the bodies of residents of the Syrian province of Idlib who died in the recent bombing proved that chemical weapons were used against them. The nerve gas sarin was used during the attack, according to the Turkish Ministry of Health.

  Turkey, Syria, Bashar al-Assad