Friday, August 12, 2011

Erdogan and Obama advocate a democratic transition in Syria

The President Barack Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan discussed today the need for a democratic transition in Syria. In a telephone conversation, according to the White House, both leaders "stressed the urgency of the situation" and "reiterated their deep concern about the use of violence by the Syrian government against civilians.

They expressed their conviction that the" demands Syrian people's legitimate for a transition to democracy must be fulfilled. "Obama and Erdogan demanded the immediate end to the bloodshed and violence against the Syrian people and agreed to follow closely the actions taken by the regime President Bashar Assad.

Both agreed to continue their consultations over the next few days, according to the U.S. presidential residence. The two leaders also discussed the situation in the Horn of Africa, on which they agreed to coordinate response to famine in the region and intensify efforts to provide assistance to those affected, so as to save lives.'s conversation today between Obama and Erdogan occurs when, according to some U.S. media, the U.S. president prepares to publicly demand the departure of Al Asad, a step that Washington has been reluctant to give up now. On Wednesday, USA. UU. announced new sanctions against two entities Syrian Commercial Bank of Syria and Syriatel, the largest mobile phone operator in the country.

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