Armenia will do the utmost to ensure security of Armenian community in Syria – Zareh Sinanyan

Armenpress 16:20, 10 October, 2019

YEREVAN, OCTOBER 10, ARMENPRESS. Turkey’s military operations in Syria launched on October 9 are not only illegal and should be condemned as a gross violation of the international law, but they also directly affect the security of the Armenian communities of several settlements, Armenia’s High Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs Zareh Sinanyan said in a statement.

“Due to the bombings and land offensive the existence of the Armenian communities in Syria’s north-eastern Hasakah district is under danger. The Armenian government is engaged in the works to ensure the safety of ethnic Armenians and Armenian communities in Syria. Armenia and its people stand together with their compatriots and will do the utmost to ensure their security”, the statement said.

On October 9 Turkish forces launched a land offensive in Syria’s north-east.

The Armenian foreign ministry released a statement noting that Armenia condemns the military invasion by Turkey in north-east Syria, which would lead to deterioration of regional security, losses among civilians, mass displacement and eventually to a new humanitarian crisis.

The United Arab Emirates also condemned the Turkish aggression in Syria.

Edited and translated by Aneta Harutyunyan

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