Syria’s Permanent Envoy to the UN Security Council Bashar Al-Jafari stated Thursday that the Syrian government did not send any apology letter to the Turkish government as the latter claimed, and assured that it will not send such a apology letter over the shells that were fired from the Syrian side killing five Turks and wounding a number.
Speaking to El-Nashra news website, Al-Jafari stressed that
“the Syrian government is working on investigating the accident and not on apologizing,” reiterating that Syrian Information Minister Omran Al- Zoabi’s statement was the government’s official statement and it did not include any apology.
As he emphasized that the Syrian government did not know who fired the shells, he pointed out that “in that region there are many groups that are interested in creating conflict between Syria and Turkey.”
Moreover, Al-Jafari clarified that
“we did not hear from the Turkish side any sympathy or solidarity with the innocent Syrian citizens who were killed in the terror explosions of Aleppo. Therefore, we must be fair in our approaches."
Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister, Besir Atalay had claimed earlier Thursday that “Syria has admitted it was responsible for the shelling that killed five civilians on Turkish soil and has apologized.”
“The deputy premier also said Syria assured that "such an incident would not be repeated."
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