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Turkey's Incirlik air base not used in Syria strikes

Baku, April 15, AZERTAC

The Incirlik air base in southern Turkey was not used in the U.S.-led airstrikes on Assad regime targets in Syria, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said, according to Anadolu Agency.

In a series of tweets after the U.S., U.K. and France launched airstrikes on the Assad regime's alleged chemical weapons facilities in the country, Bozdag said: “Turkey was informed ahead of the attack.”

He called for a political solution in Syria, saying it was necessary to end the “arm wrestling” otherwise blood would be spilt again.

Turkey’s attitude on Syria is “clear”, he said.

“Turkey is against the Assad regime, use of chemical or conventional weapons, internal conflicts, killing of people or displacement of them as well as all terror organizations including Daesh, the PKK, KCK, PYD/YPG in Syria,” he added.

“Before the strikes, U.S. Secretary of Defense [James Mattis] and Turkish Chief of General Staff [Gen. Hulusi Akar] spoke following the order of our president and Mr. Trump,” he said.

Separately, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said the U.S.-led airstrikes was against the Assad regime that uses chemical weapons.

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