Vice Chairman of AK Party in Charge of Foreign affairs Ömer Çelik released a series of messages through his Twitter account expressing his sentiments regarding Syria's downing of a Turkish F-4 jet.
"By shooting down the Turkish plane, Syria has attacked the international community, international law, the countries of the region, international legitimacy and NATO," says Çelik.
Çelik went on to explain that the public should "Rest assured" because Turkey has a clear and comprehensive road map. "This road map was drawn right after the incident in a meeting chaired by PM Erdogan," says Çelik.
"It is very important that Turkey has always approached the Syria issue based on legitimacy and the rule of law. Syria shooting down our plane is not just a matter between Turkey and Syria but also between the International community and Syria, as well as between NATO and Syria."
Çelik went on to state that this action on behalf of the Syrian regime goes against all of the dynamics of international law, and that all of the data collected thus far on the incident, confirms this fact.
"Turkey is 100% in the right in this situation," says Çelik. "However, even the Syrian regime's propaganda machine will be unable to defend Syria in this situation as well as others."
Expressing that Turkey's pressing immediate concern is locating the missing pilots, Çelik states "We have reached a new stage with this incident. However, all of our priorities at present lay with finding out the whereabouts of our pilots.
We are fully aware of the intentions and strategies of those foreign circles who blame Turkey without any evidence at hand. At the same time, we also know of our own domestic circles who blame Turkey, once again without any evidence. However, their acts stretch to areas that go beyond disinformation," says Çelik.
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