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Turkey Tells Assad: Stop Killing Civilians
Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/8/11 | Elad Benari

Posted on 08/10/2011 12:43:52 AM PDT by Eleutheria5

Turkey demanded on Tuesday that the Syrian government stop the killing of civilians, Reuters reported.

Turkish Foreign Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, made the demands during talks with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus.

He later told reporters in Ankara that his country will be watching developments in Syria in the days ahead.

“Developments in the coming days will be critical, for both Syria and Turkey,” Davutoglu was quoted by Reuters as saying. “Turkey’s main and first aim is for the bloodshed to be stopped, and (for) an end to civilian deaths.”

Davutoglu said he had clearly stated Turkey’s expectations in his talks with Assad, describing the 3-1/2 hour meeting as friendly, open and specific. He added he had conveyed a written message to Assad from Turkish President Abdullah Gul and an oral message from Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan.

“We hope that those steps that will stop the bloodshed will be taken,” he was quoted as saying.

Davutoglu said Assad had spoken of militants seeking to destabilize Syria, adding that he advised the Syrian leader to distinguish between terrorists and civilians in fighting terrorism.

Assad, however, said there would be no let-up in military action.

The state-run SANA news agency quoted Assad has having told Davutoglu that his country “will not relent in pursuing the terrorist groups in order to protect the stability of the country and the security of the citizens.”

The report added, however, that Syria “is also determined to continue reforms ... and is open to any help offered by friendly and brotherly states.”

Davutoglu said Turkey remained committed to building a common future with Syria and would maintain contacts with all parts of Syrian society.

“We have a unity of fate with Syria and we will continue this,” he was quoted as saying. “We will continue our contacts.....

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: assad; syria; talks; turkey
Assad is now fighting terrorism. See? He really is a reformer.
1 posted on 08/10/2011 12:43:57 AM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

“Turkey tells Assad: stop killing civilians” . . . or precisely what? Is Turkey going to invade Syria to bring about the new caliphate?

2 posted on 08/10/2011 1:58:50 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: MasterGunner01

Only if Syria doesn’t invade Turkey to bring about the secular national paradise of Al’arab ‘alaa kulluhum (Arabs uber alles). They’ll both get around to that right after they destroy the Zionist Entity, of course. So we’ve got a wait on our hands.

3 posted on 08/10/2011 3:20:41 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Stop doing it, or we’ll, we’ll, we’ll tell you to stop killing civilians again! Think about *that*.

Thanks Eleutheria5.

4 posted on 08/10/2011 3:56:22 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again --
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