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    Respect Syria’s Sovereignty, China Tells Turkey
    Channels Television
    Updated October 10, 2019
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    China said Thursday that Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity “must be respected” after Turkish forces launched a military operation into Kurdish-controlled areas in the country’s northeast.

    Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed on Wednesday a bombardment on the region that sent thousands of civilians fleeing their homes.

    The assault followed US President Donald Trump’s announcement of a military pullback from the Turkey-Syria border — a decision that prompted fury from US lawmakers, who warned withdrawing US troops could reverse gains against the Islamic State group.

    Erdogan links the Kurdish fighters to separatist militants at home and brands them “terrorists,” with US troops effectively serving as a buffer in the region before the announcement of their withdrawal.

    “China always believes that Syria’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity must be respected and upheld,” foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a regular press conference Thursday.

    “We have noticed that all parties are generally worried about the possible consequences of Turkey’s military operation, and urged Turkey to exercise restraint,” Geng said.

    The international community should work together to create conditions for a political settlement of the Syrian issue and “avoid adding new and complicated factors to the situation”, he added.

    NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg urged Turkey on Wednesday to show “restraint”, while acknowledging that Ankara had “legitimate security concerns”.

    Trump on Wednesday called Turkey’s incursion into Syria a “bad idea”.

    Erdogan visited Beijing in July, months after Turkey became one of the only Muslim-majority countries to have criticised China over the detention of an estimated one million ethnic Uighurs and other mostly Muslim minorities in the western Xinjiang region.

    But Erdogan struck a softer tone after meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping, saying a solution to the Uighur issue could be found by “taking into account the sensitivities” of both sides.

    https://www.channelstv.com/2019/10/10/respect-syrias-sovereignty-china-tells-turkey/
     
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    Turkey: Who?
     
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    Sovereignty isnt the issue..creating a safe buffer zone so Syrians can return to Syria is not an occupation.
     
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    UNSC will decide.
     
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    Really.....like they decided for the people of palestine, kashmir Bosnia, Chechnya, shall I go on?
     
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    Technically yes it is illegal but I think no one in the region wants a independent Kurdish state in the region long term no one will blink
     
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    UNSC is not always right, it's not always wrong either, but it is still the highest organ of the United Nations, let's wait and see the outcome this time.

    If sanctions being passed, can be a death blow to Turkey's already struggling economy.
     
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    Those that have the stick do not care much for the UN. Examples america china russia and india in kashmir. Israel. I can go on all day even here
     
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    That's true, and that's why countries don't have a big stick better behave themselves, lessons learned from Iraq and Lybia, course small countries can really be hurt, UNSC itself is never fair, I agree.

    Will be decided by UNSC very soon, they are having a meeting.
     
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    Irrevelant. Turkey has self-defense right granted by UN resolution itself. They can simply open the book and read it.
     
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    UNSC is the highest organ of UN, It has the final say on everything including UN charter in UN.
     
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    UNSC is good agree on not to agree on everything. So it's useless.
     
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    You can withdraw from UN if you think it's useless. but it can still pass sanctions binding all UN member countries.
     
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