There was No Need to Cut Relations with Syria: Tunisian Government Spokesman

TUNIS, (ST)-Official Spokesman of the Tunisian government Khaled Shaukat has stressed that his country supports all initiatives aiming at preserving the unity of the Syrian soil and that it is against interference in the Syrian internal affairs.

In a special interview with “Facts Online” e-newspaper on Sunday, Shaukat said “I believe that our foreign policy towards the crisis in Syria has radically changed and that the Tunisian diplomacy has become more balanced, realistic and flexible enough to go in compatible with our abilities, interests and potentials.”

Iran, Russia Stress Political Resolution for Crisis in Syria

Tehran- Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and Russian President's Special Representative for the Middle East and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov in a phone conversation stressed the need to resolve the Syrian crisis through political ways., IRNA reported.

The two officials also stressed establishment of a ceasefire and dispatch of humanitarian aid to all regions except those where terrorists have a presence.

Attacks Hitting Turkey Result of Erdogan’s Wrong Syria Policy: Turkish Writer

PARIS, (ST) - Turkish writer Kadri Gursel believes that the terrorist attacks targeting Turkey are the result of Recepe Tayyib Erdogan’s wrong policy towards Syria.

Interviewed by the French Magazine Le Figaro, Gursel said “Since the beginning of the crisis in Syria Erdogan has opened the door widely for the terrorists to cross Turkish border into Syria. He established a special route to allow terrorists to enter and leave Syria without restrictions and used the Turkish territories as a base to create a strategic depth that later allowed the terrorists in Iraq and Syria to integrate; an integration that caused the emergence of ISIL terrorist organization in the two countries.”

Putin.. Russian Forces protect civilians from terrorism in Syria

Russian forces in Syria deserve highest praise, as they protect Russia's national interests, help protect civilians, Russian president Putin said, the Russian Sputnik reported.

The supreme commander noted that "the duties of the Russian Air and Space Forces' pilots, of our sailors and servicemen deserve the highest praise."

"They are helping the Syrian army and other forces fight terrorists in very harsh conditions, protect civilians from violence and hostilities," Vladimir Putin said.

Syria No - Fly Zone, Repeat Blunder, Says Abdollahian

A senior Iranian official has criticized Germany-backed Turkish initiative for a no-fly zone in Syria, saying such a measure would be the continuation of previous mistakes.

 “Undoubtedly, rehashing the notion of a no-fly zone [in Syria] will fail to help security and stability in the region,” Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian told IRIB on Friday.