05-08-2021 08:21 AM Jerusalem Timing

Turkey: Arab Ultimatum “Last Chance” for Syria

Turkey: Arab Ultimatum “Last Chance” for Syria

As it ruled out any military intervention in Syria, Turkey said on Friday that a new Arab ultimatum was the “last chance” for Damascus.

As it ruled out any military intervention in Syria, Turkey said on Friday that a new Arab ultimatum was the “last chance” for Damascus.


"It is a last chance, a new chance for Syria," Turkish Foreign Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, told reporters in Istanbul shortly before the ultimatum would expire at 1100 GMT.
On Thursday, Arab League set a deadline for Syria to accept observers under a peace plan.


The ultimatum was issued T at the end of a meeting of foreign ministers in Cairo, where the 22-member bloc for the first time called on the United Nations to help resolve the crisis.


At a joint press conference with his Jordanian counterpart, Davotuglo added: "We think it is now vital to put an end to the suffering of the Syrian people".

For his part, Jordanian FM, Nasser Judeh, hoped that “Syria will sign this accord”, adding that it represented "the collective will of the Arab world".

On the other hand, Turkish deputy prime minister Bulent Arinc said Ankara ruled out any military intervention in its neighbor.
"We are absolutely opposed to any intervention in Syria and reject any operation that would involve Turkey against this country", Arinc told journalists Thursday, CNN-Turk television reported.


"Some countries say that Turkey is going to intervene in the situation in Syria, that is absolutely false", he said.
"There is no question of sending (Turkish) soldiers or of a Turkish intervention in Syria".