"Erdogan speaks of his fear for the Syrian people and its protection while attacking civilians in northern Syria under the pretext of fighting terrorism."
According to Sana's source, "Erdogan's regime" hides behind "humanitarian slogans while he is away from them and responsible for massacres".
Syrian diplomacy also reports that Syria "will face Turkish aggression in all its forms across the country, using all legal means". It further stresses that "the task of protecting the Syrian people belongs to the Syrian Arab Army, the Syrian State and no one else".
The Turkish offensive
Turkey on Wednesday (October 9th) launched an air and land offensive against Kurdish militias in northeastern Syria, called the Source of Peace. According to the Turkish President, the operation should allow to "create a safe area that will allow the return of Syrian refugees" that Turkey has hosted on its territory.
According to Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the objective of the operation is to preserve "the territorial integrity of Syria" and free "the people of the region from the clutches of terrorists".