Monday, 23 November 2015 18:34

Canada Defense Minister: Assad Must Go

Canada’s Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan says Bashar Assad has to go, adding his voice to the calls for Assad to step aside. “I’m of the opinion that President Assad, he does need to go, given the complexity of the problem and the horrible atrocities that have been committed to his own people,” said Sajjan from the Halifax International Security Forum. Sajjan said Canada’s new Liberal government, like the American government,…
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has condemned a bombing attack targeting Turkmen villages in Syria, while the Turkish Foreign Ministry has summoned the Russian ambassador over the incident. In the meeting with the Russian ambassador, Andrei Karlov, Turkey called for an immediate end to the Russian military operation, which is near the Turkish border, Turkish foreign ministry said in a statement. During the meeting with Karlov on Nov. 19, “It…
Thursday, 19 November 2015 21:38

Erdogan: Assad Main Culprit for Acts of Terror

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 7th Energy and Economic Summit in Istanbul, organized by the Atlantic Council, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that “the main culprit for today's humanitarian tragedies and acts of terrorism is the Assad regime, which has killed 370,000 of its people. Assad is implementing state terror. Let me say this clearly; whoever stands behind Assad that implements state terror is as guilty as…
A senior official in the French presidency said that his country has not changed its positions regarding Assad’s departure from power, adding that the possibility of changing this position would be futile because French President Francois Hollande understands that Assad cannot be part of the solution in Syria. The senior official emphasized that France’s discourse on Syria is "clear and firm," adding that President Hollande would urge his American counterpart…
At a press conference Monday to announce the results of the G20 summit in Antalya, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said it is impossible to overcome terrorism and the refugee problem caused by the ongoing Syrian war without a solution that everybody in the country accepted. Erdogan stressed that the main objective of the efforts aimed at finding a solution in Syria is to ensure Syria’s territorial integrity, eradicate terrorism,…
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