In an interview with the Washington Post newspaper, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that “our position [on Syria] is that we need to have an integrated strategy for the future of Syria. If we eliminate ISIS without such a strategy, another terrorist organization will emerge. In a potential crisis, if you don’t take necessary measures at the early stage, at a later stage you face much bigger problems. Yes,…
The UN Special Envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, pointed to the need to reach a political solution in Syria this year during closed meetings held yesterday in Davos. He calls on the international community to take a firm stance, stressing that “new peace talks cannot be held in early 2015 as the country we want to save will be non-existent." “The size destruction is enormous, and Syria cannot take…
Speaking at a dinner organized for the participants of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Davutoğlu said on Thursday that the UN is an institution that was established after World War ll and needs to be reformed according to today's world. He gave the examples of the Palestine-Israel conflict and the crisis in Syria, saying that these conflicts are unresolved due to the veto powers of the five permanent members.…
The meeting of the international coalition against the Islamic State started in London on Thursday with the participation of foreign ministers of some 21 Arab and Western countries, as well as Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi, his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. The meeting, held upon a request by UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, discusses military operations that have been launched so far against…
“Winter has brought more hardship to Syrians already struggling to find safe shelter and ways to feed, clothe, and protect their families from illness and exposure to risk,” Yacoub El Hillo, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Syria, said in a press release. The official’s comments come as many Syrians continue to reel from the brutal winter storm that has battered large swathes of the Middle East, dumping snow and rain…
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