Noone could any more dare to violate borders: Turkish FM

Davutoglu said Syrian helicopter was shot down by Turkish fighter jets that continued border breach of 2 kilometres into the Turkish land, despite warnings

Noone could any more dare to violate borders: Turkish FM

World Bulletin/News Desk

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Monday that "Noone could any more dare to violate Turkish borders in any way. We have taken all related precautions."

Following the meeting with his US, British, French, Qatari and Saudi Arabian counterparts in France to discuss the chemical weapons agreement on Syria and a related French-drafted UN resolution, Davutoglu spoke to the press in Turkish Embassy in Paris, the French capital.

Turkish top diplomat remarked on the Syrian helicopter which was shot down by Turkish fighter jets upon border breach of 2 kilometres into the Turkish land.

"A Syrian helicopter was detected 5 miles off the Turkish-Syrian border. Upon 2-km border breach of the Turkish airspace, the Syrian helicopter was constantly warned by Turkish air defense forces. As the breaching continued, our fighter jets shot down the Syrian helicopter," he noted.

Davutoglu stated that he would brief the United Nations Secretary-General, NATO and UN Security Council member states regarding the issue.

"Noone could any more dare to violate Turkish borders in any way. We have taken all related precautions," he argued.

Turkish top diplomat added that the foreign ministers with whom he was proceeding the talks in Paris also expressed their full support on Turkey's border security.

Touching on the disposal of Syria's chemical weapons, Davutoglu said "The solution for the chemical weapons in Syria does not serve as to end the Syrian crisis itself. The crisis might escalate further even without the use of chemical weapons."

"We've seen the consequences of violating international laws previously in Halabja, Bosnia and Srebrenica. The Syrian regime must be blocked from using bloody methods in order to prevent more pains in Syria," he concluded.

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