(MENAFN- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) DOHA, Feb 24 (KUNA) -- The Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomed the Resolution 2401, unanimously adopted by the UN Security Council earlier Saturday, to stop the bloodshed in Eastern Ghouta, Syria.
"We welcome today's decision -- to end the conflicts without delay and to call for a humanitarian ceasefire for at least 30 days, in order to allow access to emergency humanitarian aid and medical evacuations in the wake of the worsening humanitarian situation in Syria, particularly Eastern Ghouta," the Ministry's spokesman Hami Aksoy said.
"Since the beginning Turkey made an effort to end the conflict and to reduce the tension in every platform and supported the international community in their steps in this regard," Turkey's AA quoted Aksoy as saying in a press release.
He cited the six military observation points Turkey established in Idlib, northwest Syria, as "a concrete manifestation of our efforts." Turkey expressed its concern on the worsening humanitarian situation in Eastern Ghouta and called for an end to the increasing violations of the regime, the spokesman said "On this matter we shared our concerns with the regime's guarantors Russia and Iran, stating that the regime's attacks on civilians and the violation of the ceasefire led to the interruption of our common efforts in the de-escalation zones," he went on.
Aksoy said that providing uninterrupted humanitarian assistance is a requirement of international law. Turkey 'fully supports' the UNSC decision on completely implementing the UN Security Council Resolution 2268, he stressed, adding that Turkey will continue its humanitarian support to the Syrians and support the efforts of the international community, particularly the UN in this regard. (end) The Council approved the draft, put forward by Kuwait and Sweden after hectic consultations to narrow the gaps in the viewpoints of the Council members.
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