Turkey supports Georgia’s territorial integrity

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    Turkey supports Georgia’s territorial integrity said the Turkish Foreign Ministry Wednesday after the Bashar al-Assad regime’s decision to recognize Abkhazia and South Ossetia, the breakaway Georgian territories,.

    Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy, in a statement responding to a reporter's question, said the Syrian regime’s decision to recognize Abkhazia and South Ossetia was a “clear violation” of international law and of related UN Security Council decisions.

    “Our country, as emphasized on various occasions, supports the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Georgia,” the statement said.

    On Tuesday, the Syrian regime stated it would recognize Abkhazia and South Ossetia’s unilateral independence from Georgia.

    According to Syria’s official SANA news agency, the Assad regime had an agreement to recognize the independence of two regions.

    The regime will establish diplomatic ties at the embassy level, according to the Syria’s official SANA news agency .

    Abkhazia and South Ossetia, self-declared independent states, are disputed areas between Russia and Georgia.

    Moscow recognized the independence of the Georgian breakaway regions after a six-day war with Georgia in 2008.

    The only UN member states to recognize the breakaway regions are Russia, Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Nauru.

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