Germany Halting Its Arms Exports to Turkey over Aggression on Syria

BERLIN, (ST)-Germany has announced that it is halting its arms exports to Turkey over the Turkish ongoing aggression on the Syrian territories.

Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told the "Bild am Sonntag" newspaper on Saturday that "against the backdrop of the Turkish military offensive in the northeast of Syria, the Federal Government will not issue any new permits for all armaments that could be used by Turkey in Syria.

Maas said that his country had implemented a very restrictive route for arms exports to Ankara since 2016, according to SANA.

Arab League Foreign Ministers Condemn Turkish Aggression on Syrian Territories, Vow Urgent Measures to Confront It

CAIRO, (ST)-  The Arab League's foreign ministers have condemned the Turkish aggression on the Syrian territories and decided to consider urgent measures to confront it.

In the final communique issued at the conclusion of their emergency meeting in Cairo, the Arab foreign ministers stressed that the Turkish aggression on the Syrian territories is a flagrant violation of the UN Charter and the Security Council's Resolutions and it poses a serious threat to Arab national security as well as to international peace, according to the Syrian News Agency SANA.

The ministers reiterated Syria's right to confront this aggression, calling on the international community to act immediately to stop the Turkish invasion and force the Turkish troops to withdraw from the Syrian territories.

They held the Turkish regime responsible for the spread  of terrorism and the regrouping of Daesh terrorists.

Putin stresses Russia should leave Syria if Damascus no longer needs its help

MOSCOW, (ST)- President Vladimir Putin of Russia has affirmed that the territorial integrity of Syria must be fully restored and all foreign forces should withdraw, including Russia if Damascus decides it doesn’t need Moscow’s help anymore, according to RT.

“All the forces deployed illegitimately inside any sovereign state – in this case Syria – must leave,” Putin said in a joint interview with RT Arabic, UAE-based Sky News Arabia, and Saudi Arabia’s Al-Arabiya broadcasters.

He also said that Moscow’s stance on political settlement in Syria remains unchanged.

Grospic: Turkish Regime's Claims about Protecting the Syrian People's Interests Ridiculous

PRAGUE, (ST)- Head of the Czech Parliamentary Committee for Friendship with Syria Stanislav Grospic has described the Turkish aggression on the Syrian territories in the north of the country as a flagrant violation of the international law and the UN Charter.

In a statement to SANA correspondent in Prague, Grospic said that the Turkish regime's claims about protecting the Syrian people's interests are ridiculous, because through these claims, Turkey aims at covering its expansionist plans in a sovereign state, at protecting the terrorist organizations which continue to terrorize Syrian civilians and at stealing the Syrian resources and artifacts.

The Turkish invader strikes hospital in Hasaka, kills many civilians in the northeast of Syria

The clashes erupted this morning between the Turkish invaders and the ‘Syrian Democratic Forces’ militia with light and medium machine guns resulted in stopping the Turkish regime army’s advance into the city of Ras Al-Ayn in Hasaka and the SDF militia’s recapture of parts of the industrial area inside the city.

These clashes coincided with intensive strikes carried out by the Turkish regime army’s jets and artillery on several areas in Hasaka countryside amid reports about the existence of US soldiers on the outskirts of Tal Abyad area in Raqqa and in Ras Al-Ayn area in Hasaka.