The situation in Turkey has gone from bad to worse last night. While out for dinner the SNN received disturbing news from the Republic of Turkey, where new clashes have been reported.
On Tuesday, the 13th of August 2013 (22:53 GMT +2) official sources of the Turkish government have stated that “during a protest at Altinpark two bombs exploded near the residence of the Turkish Prime Minister, Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdogan”. Seconds after the bombing attack the Prime Minister was taken into a safe resort near the Georgian – Turkish borders.
The Chief of Army, Necdet Ozel, has reported that the country is under Military Law at the moment.
The death toll has increased, bringing the total death of policeman to 7 and 14 protesters.
Currently, in order to stabilize the situation, General Necdet Цzel, is temporarily taking the post of Prime Minister.
Meanwhile Syria reciprocates.
Syria fired a missile in the direction of the Turkish army location in the region of Khaliloco. Turkish authorities have stated earlier today that although the prime minister escaped, his family died during the attack. Citizens have also fallen victims of the attack, but exact numbers are unknown.
The United Nation Security Councils have been called in for an emergency meeting to discuss the situation.
After long deliberations the Security Council have concluded with a statement by the President of the Security Council
Security Council SC/PRST/2013/C.1
Statement by the President of the Security Council
At the 1st meeting of the Security Council, held on August 13 2013, in connection with the Council’s consideration of the item entitled “Turkish-Syrian conflict”, the President of the Security Council made the following statement on behalf of the Council:
“The Security Council condemns the action of both the Turkish Republic and Syria which have led to an unnecessary escalation and to the present conflict.”
“The Security Council expresses its regret that neither state seized the attention of UN Security Council.”
“The Security Council acknowledges the possibility of existing flaws in the current government of General Ozel.”
“The Security Council demands that the Turkish Republic immediately retracts and un-deploys its offensive heavy artillery installations from its borders.”
“The Security Council further demands that both states involved immediately cease all military activities along the Turkish – Syrian borders.”
“The Security Council stresses the importance of preserving the democratic character of the government of Turkey.”
“The Security Council decides to remain actively seized of the matter.”