Turkish Foreign Minister Suggests Aid for Syrian Civilians
Turkey’s foreign minister called for a new international initiative for Syria to protect civilians and increase pressure on President Bashar al-Assad to stop his bloody crackdown, saying his country would not remain indifferent to a “massacre in its back yard.”
In the wake of the U.N. Security Council’s failure to pass a resolution, Ahmet Davutoglu says like-minded countries should look for ways outside the United Nations system to end the killing and deliver aid to civilians under artillery attack from government forces, particularly in the besieged city of Homs.
“Now we need to revitalize a new international initiative,” Davutoglu told reporters Friday. “We hope that with such a strong message those who are supporting Bashar al-Assad or (the) regime at this moment, they will have to make a reassessment,” Davutoglu said, referring to Russia and China, which vetoed the resolution.