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Emergency Arab foreign ministers meeting takes economic and political measures against Turkey

The Arab foreign ministers condemned the Turkish aggression on Syrian land, called for a halt to such aggression and the unconditional withdrawal of Turkish forces from Syria.

Amr ElNashar , Saturday 12 Oct 2019
Egypt
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An emergency Arab foreign ministers meeting which took place in Cairo on Saturday to discuss an Arab response to the Turkish aggression in Syria has taken economic and political measures against Turkey.

The Secretary General of the Arab League, Ahmed Abul Gheit, said the meeting passed several decisions vis-a-vis the Turkissh aggression in northeast Syria including a declaration of support for the independence and territorial integrity of Syria, and the need for the adoption of a political solution in Syria.

The Arab foreign ministers condemned the Turkish aggression on Syrian land, called for a halt to such aggression and the unconditional withdrawal of Turkish forces from Syria.

They also rejected the imposition of any demographical changes in Syria.

Abul Gheit also said that a series of economic, political, touristic and commercial measures will be taken against Turkey.

He added that Turkey must take responsibility for any return of  terrorist groups to Syria.

The secretary general said there is a need to redeem Syria's role in joint Arab work. He stressed that there is a need to form an Arab committee to address Turkish interference in the affairs of Arab countries.

Abul Gheit also called on the United Nations Security Council to pass a strong measure on the Syria issue. 

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