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GCC ministers, Turkish counterpart urge UN help for Syria

They also condemned the military escalation by the Syrian regime and its allies on Aleppo

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The foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) along with their Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu urged on Thursday the UN Security Council to immediately intervene to halt attacks on Syrian civilians.

They also condemned the military escalation by the Syrian regime and its allies on Aleppo.

The GCC and Turkish condemnation came in the final communique of a joint ministerial meeting on Thursday in the Saudi capital Riyadh to discuss regional and bilateral ties.

The statement also said the countries were committed to protect the unity of Iraq and the sovereignty of its territories.

It also condemned the targeting of a UAE vessel by Yemen’s Houthi rebels.