Erdogan welcomes Syria strikes against Assad regime

Istanbul (AFP) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday welcomed Western strikes against Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad’s regime as “appropriate” in retaliation for Damascus’ “inhumane” attacks.

“We consider this operation as appropriate,” Erdogan told a meeting of his ruling party in Istanbul. 

“The regime has seen that its mounting attacks in recent days against dissidents … will not be left unanswered.”