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Jaafari: Turkey’s UN Failure Moral Scandal due to its Iraq, Syria Policy

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Syria’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Bashar al-Jaafari, said that Turkey’s failure to secure a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council is a moral scandal, due to Ankara’s bankrupt policy toward Syria and Iraq.

He told Syrian national TV on Friday that envoys from several countries have voiced anger over Ankara’s stances, and particularly its policy toward Syria.

On Thursday, Turkey lost to Spain in a third round of run-off voting for the second of the two Western seats on the Security Council.

Turkey has been accused of backing ISIL militants in Syria. It continues to block the supply of military equipment and reinforcements for Kurdish fighters defending the border city of Kobani in northern Syria against the ISIL militants.

Ankara has also prevented Turkish Kurds from crossing the border into Kobani to join the Kurds in the besieged city fighting tooth and nail against the Takfiri ISIL terrorists.

The move comes as the ISIL terrorists have added further reinforcements to their ranks in an effort to break the resistance of Kurdish fighters defending Kobani for nearly a month.

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