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Friday, June 10, 2011

Erdogan finds his conscience?

I doubt he would care if the victims were Jews, but Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is quite upset over the way in which the Syrian government is slaughtering its own citizens.
"Sadly, they don't behave like humans," Erdogan said of the Syrian army's 4th Division, commanded by Maher Assad, according to the report. "Now the barbarity... [soldiers] pose [for a photo] in such an ugly way at the bedside of women who they killed," the Turkish prime minister added, "these images cannot be digested."

It was by far Erdogan's strongest call against the Bashar Assad, who he has previously described as a "good friend."

Addressing moves in the United Nations Security Council to impose stronger sanctions against Assad and his regime, Erdogan said, "We can't [support] Syria amidst all this as Turkey. We still have relatives [in Syria]."

Recalling a telephone conversation with the Sryian leader several days ago, Erdogan lamented, the Syrian leadership "take[s] this very lightly," according to the report.

So much for the quiet with neighbors policy.

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At 6:17 PM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

No, actually, Erdogan is worried that Syrian will release PKK terrorists as part of their purported general amnesty.


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