Middle East

Turkey says backs Saudi-led military operation in Yemen

A Houthi fighter walks at the site of an air strike at a residential area near Sanaa Airport March 26, 2015. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

ISTANBUL: Turkey said Thursday it supports the Saudi-led military operation against Houthi rebels in Yemen and called on the militia group and its "foreign supporters" to abandon acts which threaten peace and security in the region.

The Turkish foreign ministry said in a statement that Saudi Arabia had informed Ankara about the operation beforehand and that it believed the operation would revive legitimate state authority and prevent the risk of civil war.

For full coverage of the Yemen crisis, follow this link: http://dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2015/Mar-26/292142-saudi-arabia-allies-launch-air-strikes-on-houthi-rebels-in-yemen-saudi-envoy.ashx





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