The Syrian administration expressed its concerns over Turkish President Recep Erdoğan allegedly breaking the rules of the Adana agreement and entering Turkish soldiers into northern Aleppo, reported Syrian Arab News Agency, SANA.
In the Adana agreement, the Syrian government pledged to prohibit on Syrian soil the activities of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which has been fighting for Kurdish self-rule in Turkey since 1984.
Erdoğan said that the entrance of Turkish soldiers in northern Aleppo was in accordance with the agreement.
An official source at the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry on Wednesday told SANA that they are facing grave discomfort with Erdogan’s behaviour, especially in his insistence of sending his troops to northern Aleppo.
It said that the Adana Agreement aims to maintain cooperation between the two countries, so “under the obligations of this agreement, Erdoğan cannot act unilaterally.”
The source also said that while the Adana Agreements intends to guarantee security within borders and fight terrorism, Erdoğan has been using it to protect his own terrorist groups.
Erdoğan responded that according to the agreement, Turkey has a right to conduct operations on Syrian soil.