Saturday, June 11, 2011

Turkish Prime Minister accuses the Syrian regime of committing atrocities

The Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused the Syrian regime of committing "atrocities" and not to behave "in a humane manner" with the protesters, according to Turkish news agency Anatolia. "I spoke with Syrian President Bashar Assad, for four or five hours. But the Syrians underestimate the situation.

And, unfortunately, do not behave in a humane manner," said Erdogan, describing the situation as "appalling." He added that in this context, Turkey can not defend the Syrian nation. Despite having admitted to being a "friend" of Assad, Erdogan has called for reform in Syria on numerous occasions, without success.

However, has never asked the leader's ouster. The 'Premier' has been repeated often sentenced last week that Ankara would not "close the doors" to the thousands of Syrian refugees were entering Turkish territory to escape the repression of the hosts of Asad. At least 2,500 Syrians have entered southern Turkey as refugees, said on Thursday the foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu.

The vast majority of refugees from the Shugour Jisr, about 40 km from the Turkish border, where operations have been conducted in recent days by the security forces. Since the start of riots in Syria, March 15, more than 1,100 civilians have died and some 10,000 have been arrested, human rights associations.

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