The Syrian parliament published a statement on Sunday, saying that the Turkish authorities continue with their threats of further occupying parts of Syria, in violation of international laws and conventions, the North Press Agency reported.
The parliament also condemned the ongoing shelling of villages in northern Syria by Turkish forces and by factions of its proxy Syrian National Army (SNA).
The statement emphasised the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Syrian state and its legitimate right to use necessary means to defend itself in the face of Turkish and Israeli occupation and against terrorist organisations.
“The Turkish regime aims, through this occupation, to create the illusion of a safe zone, cause a new wave of displacement of the region’s residents. It also seeks to bring about demographic change in the region, and to create a new reality that threatens the regional and international peace and security,” it said.
“Everyone is familiar with the malicious Turkish policy to achieve despicable goals and gains. The regional and international attitudes confirm the non-legitimacy of this policy of occupation and military intervention in Syrian. There is an international consensus on the rejection of the so-called safe zone.”