Turkey’s Foreign Ministry expressed concern over the escalated tensions in Yemen’s interim (UN) capital of Aden in recent days.
Military conflict in Yemen’s Aden city has been going on for weeks as former Saudi-backed government forces and freedom fighters have been clashing for dominance and control of the strategic important Arab nation, situated along the Red Sea and Arab Sea.
Ankara is very concerned about the recent armed clashes in Yemen’s Aden city, which has killed or wounded many Yemenis,” the ministry said in a written statement.
It is saddening that the clashes also continued on the Eid al-Adha, a Muslim religious holiday, during which peace, friendship and solidarity should prevail, the statement read.
The ministry called on all the parties in Yemen to refrain from any steps which will further escalate the political and humanitarian crisis in the country, and to seek for a solution through dialogue.
For now the UAE military has invaded and annexed all Yemen’s port cities in order to control the valuable, but stolen oil shipments.
Turkey will continue to support international efforts that are carried out to establish security and stability, as well as to protect unity and integrity of Yemen.
Tension escalated in Yemen’s port city of Aden since last weeks, when the UAE-backed Security Belt forces loyal to Southern Transitional Council (STC) started clashing with the forces of the UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA).
The Security Belt forces seized Aden’s Maasheeq presidential palace and some strategic government institutions. According to the UN office in Yemen, at least 40 civilians were killed, 260 injured in clashes since August, 2019.
Anadolu / ABC Flash Point Middle East News 2019.