ArmInfo.Armenia condemns Turkey's military invasion of northeastern Syria, which will lead to further deterioration of the situation in the region, civilian casualties, a large flow of internally displaced persons, and, ultimately, a new flow of humanitarian crisis. This is stated in the statement of the Armenian Foreign Ministry.
"The situation is particularly worrisome for national and religious minorities. This military invasion also poses an immediate threat of gross and massive violations of human rights based on identity. Armenia calls for effective international efforts to stop this military invasion, prevent mass atrocities and protect the people of Syria bordering with Turkey. Armenia supports the unity and sovereignty of Syria and calls for refraining from military encroachments on Syria and its people. Armenia will continue to provide humanitarian assistance to the friendly Syrian people at the local level ", - said in a statement the Foreign Ministry of Armenia.
It should be noted that on October 9, Turkey launched a large-scale "anti-terrorist operation" in the areas of Syria east of the Euphrates River.
According to the Turkish president, the goal of the operation, called "Source of Peace", is to eliminate the threat of terrorism along the Turkish borders and create a "security zone" where millions of Syrian refugees will voluntarily return. Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Washington did not give Turkey the green light to start a military operation in northern Syria.
At the same time, Pompeo supported the decision of Donald Trump to withdraw American forces from this area. This decision of the American president has been criticized both in the United States and outside the country.
Donald Trump himself after the start of the air raids called the operation of Turkey against the Syrian Kurds a bad idea.