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Turkey urges Syria to end crackdown

08-16-2011 10:26 BJT

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Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has urged Syria's president, Bashar al-Assad, to end military operations against civilians.

Turkish leaders, who once backed Assad, have repeatedly urged him to end the violence and carry out reforms after street protests against his 11 years in power erupted five months ago.

Ahmet Davutoglu, Turkish FM, said, "The unfolding events in Deir al-Zor and Latakia, on Sunday and Monday, cannot be excused. What happened there cannot be seen as Syria's own business -- with respect to human rights. Today we want to call on the Syrian government once again. The operations against civilians - that intensify in big cities - should stop immediately and unconditionally."




Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CNTV.CN

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