Turkish government was ready for a war to make Erdoğan “a regional” hero

There has long been a “belief” that Turkey has been heavily involved in the ongoing civil war in Syria by helping terrorists in their fight against Syrian government. That “belief” has become a staunch fact after the recent leak regarding the spying on the secret security meeting between the country’s top security and diplomatic officials at the Turkish Foreign Ministry.

Moreover, the existence of secret recordings of a high-level security meeting also showed the Turkish state has been left defenseless against a clandestine enemy, which was able to spy on one of the country’s top safeguarded post for more than a year. Top Turkish officials, including Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, were so quick in two issues: Blaming what they call the “parallel state” for the spying scandal and banning access to YouTube, on which the recordings were uploaded.

Turkish people will hold Erdogan accountable for his crimes

The recent Turkish escalation against Syria was not a surprise to anyone since Turkey has been one of the main tools used by the US and Israel to carry out their sinister project against Syria from the very beginning of the crisis. It was not sufficient for Erdogan and his ilk to open the borders before terrorists coming from more than 83 states, train them and send them to Syria to kill Syrians and destroy Syria’s infrastructure, the Turkish authorities targeted a Syrian warplane violating the Syrian sovereignty in a new provocative step that reflects the involvement of Erdogan’s government in the crisis in Syria. The Turkish people will hold Erdogan accountable for his continued provocative acts against Syria, because targeting the Syrian aircraft within the Syrian territories constitutes a war crime committed by Erdogan’s government against Syria.

Sayyed Nasrallah: Hezbollah Stronger, Gold will Always Remain Gold

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah announced Saturday that the resistance these days is stronger and more capable at all levels, adding that the resistance issue had always been a matter of controversy.

In a televised speech at the launch of the Jabal Amel Culture and Literature forum in Ainatha, Sayyed Nasrallah said that there had always been “a big challenge named the Zionist scheme, and the challenge still exists, some are trying to ignore it or consider it non-existent, this is a great sin,” adding that the only choice that remains is the resistance.

Human Rights Council Adopts a resolution on the "Situation of Human Rights in the Occupied Syrian Golan"

GENEVA,(ST)_ In the context of the work of its 25th session, the Human Rights Council adopted this evening the Resolution,  entitled "Situation of human rights in the occupied Syrian Golan “, which was proposed by Pakistan on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation OIC under Chapter VII of the Council's agenda.

Some 33 countries voted in favor of the resolution, the United States was the only country voted against it, European countries abstained, except Russia, while Japan and South Korea, abstained, with a very advanced result because the supporters of the resolution are more than two-thirds of the council members.

President Assad’s condolences at Patriarch Iwas funeral in Damascus

DAMASCUS,(ST)_ On behalf of President Bashar al-Assad, Minister for Presidential Affairs Mansour Azzam offered condolences at the funeral ceremony prayers on the demise of Patriarch Mar Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East for the Syriac Orthodox Church and Supreme Head of the world Syriac Orthodox Church at St. George church in Damascus, today.

The body of His Holiness Patriarch Iwas was laid yesterday at St. George cathedral in Bab Touma, where his body was bid farewell by a delegation from the Ministry of Awqaf, several heads and representatives of the Christian communities in Syria and a number of Islamic scholars and intellectuals.

Patriarch Iwas passed away last Friday in a medical center in Germany.

T. Fateh