Turkey has repeated its call for a ceasefire in Syria during the Eid religious festival, which begins on Friday for Muslims worldwide.
The foreign minister called on all sides to respect a truce, and if possible prolong it after the end of Eid.
“On behalf of the government of the Turkish Republic, we call for a ceasefire with all sides in Syria who clash against each other, especially through the four-day Eid al-Adha holiday, and hopefully a ceasefire that lasts longer, especially attacks from planes and helicopters on innocent people. We urge these attacks to stop immediately, because they are to blame for most of thecivilian casualties,” said Ahmet Davutoglu.
While the fighting continues on all fronts those organisations willing to brave the conditions to help are finding life harder by the day, like the UN’s World Food programme. It has called for an extra 50 million euros until the end of the year to feed the rising numbers of displaced Syrians.