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Dr. Ibrahim Alloush to ST: Hot air won’t succeed in snatching away the hard-earned gains of Syrian Army and allies.

Arab political intellectual Dr. Ibrahim Alloush has affirmed that dealing with terrorist groups piece by piece, instead of dealing with them in bulk, saves lives and resources, but it does not in any way diminish Syria’s resolve to re-establish government control over every inch of Syrian soil in every far corner of the country. 

His remarks came in an interview with the Syriatimes e-newspaper over the postponement of Idlib battle, Russian-Turkish summit held in Sochi, the ‘deal of century’ and the so-called ‘declaration of principles’ sheet on Syria. 

Following is the full text of the interview:

Retired French colonel to ST: US and its allies try to delay Syria’s victory


The United States whose goal is to have hegemony over the Middle East region and tries to stop or delay the  victory of Syrian army and its allies against foreign-backed terrorist groups in Syria, according to a retired French colonel.

Mr. Alain Corvez told the Syriatimes e-newspaper on Friday that U.S. has been sustaining terrorists since Afghanistan war and paradoxically al-Qaeda to achieve its goal to establish its domination on ME by taking over governments which disagree with it.

“Since the beginning of war in Syria, the United States alongside Israel, France and Britain have supported terrorists affiliated to the most barbarous sects. They have tried to overthrow president Bashar al-Assad as he hinders their plots in the region,” he said, asserting that the US and its allies have been defeated in Syria. 

“These countries [US, France, Britain, and Israel] consider the victories of Syrian army with the help of its allies as a defeat and humiliation. So they are trying to stop this victory or to delay it through presenting the Idlib battle as a ‘crime against humanity’, with the help of western countries.  Add to that, the United nations presents terrorists only as genuine opponents to the government, living in the province as if HTS [Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham] and other terrorists groups are not terrorizing the civilians,” the retired colonel added.

Syrian parliamentarian to ST: Terrorists in Idlib pose threat to all world countries


Syrian Member of Parliament Dr. Ahmad Mer’ei has underscored that the Iranian Foreign Minister’s yesterday diplomatic visit to Damascus is a clear message to the United States that there is a strong coalition between Tehran and Damascus that will stand together against any U.S. or Israeli threat.

He told the Syriatimes e-newspaper that the visit of Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, which came around one week after the visit made by Iran’s Defense Minister where a military coordination deal was signed, dealt with the forthcoming tripartite summit to be held between Iran, Russia, Turkey in Tehran in order to discuss Idlib battle.

“Idlib battle is not the last battle. It is the last major battle in Syria and its importance lies in eliminating the last terrorist gathering that poses threat not only to Syria but also to all world countries as 30000 foreign terrorists are reportedly still in Idlib and no country wants them to go back to their homeland [in Europe],” the MP said, referring to the role of Turkey in the file of Idlib battle.

Turkish regime has deepened its colonization and exploitation of the occupied part of Cyprus

The 14th of August marks the tragic day on which Turkey launched its second brutal invasion of the Republic of Cyprus in 1974. It has been asserted that the Turkish regime has deepened over the past 44 years its colonization and exploitation of the occupied territory of Cyprus amid the international community's silence and support for Turkey's Bizonal Bicommunal Federal policy. A policy founded on segregation between the Moslem and non-Moslem population.

Coordinator of the Lobby for Cyprus, Theo Theodorou, told the Syria Times e-newspaper that Turkey under the leadership of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has deepened its colonization and exploitation of the occupied territory of the Republic of Cyprus. It has consolidated the de facto Islamisation of the occupied area, through a programme of ethno cleansing, destruction of cultural heritage and population displacement.

"Turkey has also stepped up its verbal and physical threats to the Republic of Cyprus. For example the Exclusive Economic Zones incursion earlier this year,

Syrian MP to ST: Idlib will never be another Northern Cyprus

The Member of the Syrian Parliament, Dr. Ahmad Kuzbari, has underscored that the Turkish regime will never succeed in making Idlib province, another Northern Cyprus, and the Syrian army will raise the national flag in the eastern bank of the Euphrates.

His remarks were made during an interview with Syriatimes     e-newspaper about the political process, the Turkish and US presence in Syria, and the so-called Syrian moderate opposition and constitutional committee.  

The parliamentarian asserted that the Turkish forces which exist in the north of Syria are occupiers and they will leave the Syrian territories sooner or later.

"I think that there is no justification for the occupation. Erdogan's face has been smeared with dirt when the whole world realized that he is supporting terrorist groups and when his brotherhood project that aimed at reviving the Ottoman empire failed, not to mention his exploitation of the Syrian refugees issue.” The MP said, reminding us of the Turkish invasion of the north of Cyprus in 1974 where Turkey was one of the guarantor powers for Cyprus’ security.