Erdogan tells Syria allies to stop backing 'brutal' regime - Israel News, Ynetnews
 
ynetnews
web


   Israel News

Israel News
World News
Israel Opinion
Jewish
Israel Business
Israel Culture
Israel Travel
Urging Sense

Recep Tayyip Erdogan Photo: AFP
Recep Tayyip Erdogan Photo: AFP
 
 

Erdogan tells Syria allies to stop backing 'brutal' regime

Turkish PM urges China, Iran and Russia to stop backing Assad's regime; say 'history will not forgive' them

AFP
Published: 09.30.12, 13:58 / Israel News

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged China, Iran and Russia Sunday to end their support for the Syrian regime, warning that "history will not forgive" their stance in the face of mounting bloodshed.

 

"Please rethink your current attitude. History will not forgive those who have sided with these brutal regimes," Erdogan said in a speech at a congress of his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).

 

Related stories:

 

Erdogan, a one-time ally of President Bashar Assad, has become a fervent critic of the regime since a peaceful uprising against Damascus turned into a bloody revolt.

 

Russia, a traditional Damascus ally, and China have blocked all UN Security Council resolutions on the conflict that according to activists has now left around 30,000 people dead in 18 months.

 

Shiite-led Iran is Syria's closest regional ally and is accused by several Western and Sunni-led Arab nations of providing military aid to Assad's regime.

 

Turkey backs the Syrian rebels and Erdogan said it is also hosting about 91,000 refugees from the conflict in several border camps.

 

 

  • Receive Ynetnews updates directly to your desktop

 

 

 

commentcomment   PrintPrint  Send to friendSend to friend   
Tag with Del.icio.us Bookmark to del.icio.us



 
15 Talkbacks for this article    See all talkbacks
Please wait for the talkbacks to load

 

RSS RSS | About | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of use | Advertise with us | Site Map

Site developed by  YIT Advanced Technology Solutions

 
פיקוד העורף התרעה במרחב:
    רשימת יישובים במרחב