Gulf, Turkey bemoan UN inaction on Aleppo
Turkey’s foreign minister and his Arab counterparts in the Gulf today condemned “indiscriminate” air strikes on Syria’s Aleppo and expressed “deep regret” at the UN’s inability to stop the raids.
The call came in a statement at the close of a meeting in the Saudi capital between Ankara’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and his counterparts from the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council.
Russian and Syrian warplanes have been backing a large-scale offensive by Syrian government forces against rebel-controlled east Aleppo.
“Ministers condemned the escalation of military operations in Aleppo by the regime and its supporters through indiscriminate air raids against the civilian population and infrastructure,” in a statement issued at the end of the GCC-Turkey talks.