Turkey’s main opposition party leader warned that any military intervention in Syria would spell disaster for the country.
Turkey's main opposition party leader warned that any military intervention in Syria would spell disaster for the country.
In remarks reported by Turkish media on Tuesday, Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu lashed out at President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, saying that Turkey could not be “a plaything” for his ambition.
“I am warning them (government officials) not to drag Turkey into an adventure; it would have a high cost,” said Kilicdaroglu on Monday, the Turkish Hurriyet daily reported.
The senior opposition figure said that it is ordinary Turkish people and not the politicians who would face the consequences of a potential military action against neighboring Syria.
Turkish newspapers have carried reports Erdogan is considering military intervention in Syria, in a bid to stop gains secured by Kurdish fighters against Takfiri group ISIL (so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Levant).
"Even before a government has been established, the drums of war are being beaten for vested interests. War is not a child's game nor a vehicle to renew one's image," Kilicdaroglu wrote on his official Twitter account.
"A good politician knows that feeding off chaos and war will bring disaster instead of success. This country is not a plaything for your ambition," he said.
On Friday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Syrian Kurds of trying to establish a state in the crisis-hit country’s north, saying Ankara will leave no stone unturned to prevent such an establishment near its borders.
on Tuesday any military intervention in Syria would spell disaster for Turkey and in comments clearly aimed at President Tayyip Erdogan said the country could not be "a plaything for your ambition".