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Turkey's Incirlik Airbase Wasn't Used for Airstrikes on Syria - Deputy PM

Turkey's Incirlik Airbase Wasn't Used for Airstrikes on Syria - Deputy PM

"We welcome this operation which has eased humanity's conscience in the face of the attack in Douma, largely suspected to have been carried out by the regime", the Turkish foreign ministry said in a statement.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that steps that could lead to peace in Syria were discussed during the phone talks with his Russian and United States counterparts, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, Turkish media reported on April 13.

Erdogan told May that the only way to long-lasting peace in Syria was a "political solution", the source added.

In a written statement, Kalin said: "Using chemical weapons is a violation of global law and a crime against humanity".

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Earlier Friday, the US announced it had "very high confidence" that the Assad regime was responsible for a suspected chemical attack last weekend.

The Incirlik air base in southern Turkey was not used in the US -led airstrikes on Assad regime targets in Syria, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Mahir Ünal, longtime-ruling Justice and Development Party's (AKP) Deputy and Spokesperson, said Turkey was informed about the operaton prior to the strikes on April 14, speaking to private broadcaster CNN Türk. There is no doubt in the global community's conscience on this matter.

The White Helmets, a civil defense agency, blamed the Assad regime for the alleged chemical attack, which it said killed 78 civilians and injured hundreds of others.


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