On Tuesday, China has called on Turkey to limit its military action in Northern Syria and “return to the correct way of political resolution”, with Ankara is operating against Kurdish Militants in its 7th day.
Turkey has introduced an assault last week against the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), which is considered as a “terrorist” offshoot of Kurdish Insurgents in its own territory.
The United States of America has imposed sanctions on Turkey, which is its NATO ally, with an aim to stop an assault that its own troops were withdrawn from the region had provoked but Ankara has not yet shown signs of acceding.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang has said that “the sovereignty, independence, unification, and territorial integrity of Syria should be respected and upheld.”
He continued, “We call on Turkey to stop military action, and return to the correct way of political resolution.”
On Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that the operation wouldn’t stop until “our objectives have been achieved.”
President Erdogan continued that 1000 sq km (385 sq miles) of Syrian territory had so far been “liberated from the separatist terrorist organization.”
Turkey has further plan to establish a safe zone stretching across Northern Syria, to which it is likely to repatriate many of the 3.6 million Syrian conflict refugees, which warned that the operation “may result in terrorists fleeing out, and the Islamic State may attempt to take the opportunity to stage a comeback.”
It continued, “We urge the Turkish side to take responsibility and be side by side with the international community and jointly fight terrorism.”