Syrian President Bashar al-Assad blamed foreign interference for the aggravation of unrests in his country, and said the Turkish government is directly involved in the killing the people in Syria due to its aid and assistance to terrorists.
“The Turkish government plays a direct role in the massacre of the Syrian people,” Assad said in an interview with Iran-based Nassim International News Agency on Monday.
Noting that Syria pays special attention to its relations with the Turkish people, he said, “The Turkish people have announced their support for us practically since the very first day of the developments and they have never been deviated from their (true) path despite the media and propaganda campaign and the huge spending” made to deviate them from this path.
Turkey is among the countries that support militants inside Syria. Ankara provides military training for anti-Damascus militants along its borders with Syria.
The unrest in Syria began in March 2011.
The Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad says that the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of the militants are foreign nationals.
Militant groups, supported by certain western states and their regional allies, such as Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey have been trying to topple the Syrian government for over 20 months.
Also Sources said on Sunday that a large number of spying cells from Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar are operating in Syria to help the armed rebels topple the Damascus government.
Informed sources told the Palestinian al-Manar weekly that Israeli, Saudi, Turkish and Qatari intelligence officers, backed by the US, have infiltrated into Syria via the Turkish borders, adding that each spying cell is comprised of 16 agents.
According to the sources, the main goal of the intelligence groups is gathering intelligence, specially in the form of footage and images, from Syria’s sensitive and important sites, the country’s military grid and power in particular.
The spying cells have also been provided with a list of Syria’s prominent scientists and experts in different fields to kidnap and assassinate them, the sources said, elaborating on the mission of the multinational espionage operations underway in Syria.