YEREVAN (Combined Sources) — Armenia condemned the Turkish invasion of Syria, according to a message from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia, released on October 10. Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan also called on the international community to take every measure to stop the Turkish invasion.
Armenia’s diplomatic mission in Syria has organized an urgent evacuation of compatriots in the line of fire, especially from the cities of Tel Abyad and Kamyshly.
Turkey launched a military operation in northeast Syria to create a “safe zone” along its borders. The attack hit more than 200 targets using heavy weapons, including aircraft and artillery. Washington said it would not obstruct the Turkish military, and began to withdraw its troops from this territory.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia in a statement said, “This invasion will lead to a further deterioration of regional security, as well as civilian casualties, a large flow of displaced people and, ultimately, a new humanitarian crisis.”
In addition, the situation is creating conditions for severe and large-scale human rights violations against another ethnic group, the MFA said.
“Armenia calls for effective international efforts to end this military invasion, prevent mass atrocities and protect the Syrian population on the border of Turkey,” the statement concluded.