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Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu: "Air strikes are not sufficient in fight against ISIS"

November 25, 2014 at 5:45 pm

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu emphasised that air strikes alone will not be enough to remove the threat posed by ISIS.

Çavuşoğlu’s statements came in the form of a speech to the Turkish parliament on Monday. During discussions conducted by the planning commission on the ministry’s budget for 2015, Çavuşoğlu highlighted the foreign policy pursued by his country in many regional and international issues.

Çavuşoğlu added that the Syrian regime has recently sought to encircle the city of Aleppo in order to prevent the arrival of international aid to the opposition there and have since cut their ties with Turkey.

He explained that both ISIS and the Syrian regime have placed immense pressure on the region as their continued air strikes have caused the largest humanitarian crisis and largest migration in recent history. Turkey has called for the formation of safe zones and no-fly zone near its borders with Syrian areas.