Turkey says Syria strike is not enough

Barrier constructed by Turkey across its southern borders with Syria

Barrier constructed by Turkey across its southern borders with Syria

"A major player in northern Syria, albeit with no good options to escalate". "At this stage, we are not expecting a new migrant wave".

Tillerson says the Islamic State group is a threat not just to the US but to stability in the region.

"Our hope is that God will change things", he said, speaking through a translator.

Kerem Kinik also told Reuters that a new refugee camp was being prepared in Jarablus, the Syrian border town that Turkey-backed fighters a year ago took from Islamic State militants.

If ceasefire zones in Syria are ultimately created, "we will have the conditions to begin a useful political process", he said.

Turkey described the USA missile attack on an air base as a "cosmetic intervention" unless it removes President Bashar Assad from power, while the Syrian leader's strong ally Iran called Saturday for the formation of an worldwide fact-finding committee to investigate the chemical weapons attack in a northern Syrian town that killed scores of people and trigged the American attack.

"We don't have guns".

Mr Johnson was immediately attacked by Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron, who suggested the United States was trying to shut the Foreign Secretary out of a sensitive process.

The US ambassador to the United Nations previously said America is "prepared to do more" militarily in Syria but hopes it will not be necessary.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he welcomes the U.S. strike on Syria, but believes it isn't sufficient. "The destruction of the Sharyat airbase marks an important step to ensure that both chemical and conventional attacks against the civilian population do not go unpunished", he added.

The first direct USA assault on Syria's government in six years of war appeared to vindicate Erdogan's long-standing calls for Assad's overthrow.

He added: "I want to state something clearly: while children are being massacred in this world, no one has the right to feel themselves safe or in peace". Erdogan has called on the West should do more to help Turkey shoulder the humanitarian burden.

The official narrative has since become a cornerstone of modern Turkish history and referred to by Erdogan at every rally ahead of the April 16 referendum on expanding his powers. "We have a much bigger responsibility", Erdogan told cheering supporters.

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