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Sunday, July 18, 2010

'Syria's greatest hope'

He's got to be kidding.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has called for Turkey to resume its role as mediator between Syria and Israel.
Speaking to Turkish reporters in Damascus, Assad called Turkey “Syria’s greatest hope” in reaching a peace agreement with Israel. “The position of mediator in the indirect talks belongs to Turkey,” Assad said. “We are completely confident in Ankara’s ability to successfully carry out this duty.”

Assad acknowledged that relations between Israel and Turkey had become strained recently, most notably due to the deaths of 9 Turkish citizens aboard the vessel Mavi Marmara, which was boarded by the IDF as it tried to break the Israeli blockade on the Gaza Strip.

“Turkey has made several attempts recently to renew its work as mediator, but blood has been spilled now,” Assad said. But while he called Israel’s operation a “terrorist act,” he urged the Turkish government to resume negotiations.
Why would or should we ever trust Turkey again?


At 2:04 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

What does Sonny Assad need Turkey for?

If he wants to impress Israeli public opinion, nothing prevents him from flying to Israel to address the Knesset.

Just what the heck is Little Assad afraid of? His own shadow?



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