United States didn't use Incirlik airbase of Turkey: Deputy PM

Operation launched by US, Britain and France against Syrian regime is appropriate reaction: Turkish Foreign Ministry

Turkey has been working with Russian Federation and Iran through the so-called Astana process to achieve peace in Syria, but it has rejected direct dialogue with Damascus until now.

On Friday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged his US and Russian counterparts to avoid escalating regional tensions, and build peace in Syria with all sides together.

"We welcome this operation that articulates the conscience of humanity to a chemical attack in Douma, which has a strong suspicion of being carried out by the Assad regime", the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Erdogan told May that the only way to long-lasting peace in Syria was a "political solution", the source added.

Ankara said chemical weapons attacks that indiscriminately target civilians "constitute crimes against humanity" and should not go unpunished.

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"The conscience of the worldwide community is in no doubt about that".

Meanwhile, Mahir Ünal, longtime-ruling Justice and Development Party's (AKP) Deputy and Spokesperson, said Turkey was informed about the operaton prior to the strikes on April 14, speaking to private broadcaster CNN Türk. "Base Incirlik was not involved in the strike".

He also noted that he spoke to British Prime Minister Theresa May earlier in the day over the operation against Syria and that he voiced hope for the conflict between Russian Federation and the U.S. to be settled in a peaceful way.

And in recent months, Turkey has worked closely with Russian Federation despite their differences. Turkey is a vocal critic of Assad's regime in Damascus and backed rebels fighting for his ouster.

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