A number of world capitals saw demonstrations to protest the Russian aggression on Syria, denouncing the Russian air raids that kill civilians under the pretext of combating terrorism. Demonstrators held placards and chanted slogans against Russian President Vladimir Putin and Bashar al-Assad.A protest was staged outside the Russian Consulate in the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Friday to condemn the air raids, calling for ending the aggression and the departure of…
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that “what is happening in Syria today is not a pursuit of revolution. That phase is over. It is now Syrian people’s struggle for liberty. As a country that waged the War of Independence, we understand the Syrian people very well. Turkey, like every other country that must stand beside democracy and freedoms, supports Syrian people’s struggle for liberty.”Speaking at the opening ceremony of…
Russia's military intervention in Syria will not save President Bashar al-Assad, French President Francois Hollande said Friday after an EU summit called for a political transition to a new leader."It is very clearly stated that Bashar cannot be the future. We must go as fast as possible to a political transition," Hollande told a press conference after the summit in Brussels."Russia's intervention from this point of view can bolster the…
Britain’s envoy to Syria Gareth Bayley welcomes the statement issued by the Syrian Coalition to hold direct negotiations according to the Geneva I Communique in order to find a just political solution that supports the demands of the Syrian people for freedom and dignity. In a statement published by the British Foreign Ministry in Arabic, Bailey has accused the Assad regime and its allies, not the moderate opposition, of impeding…
The EU has urged Russia to halt its military intervention in Syria, warning that it risks prolonging the four-and-a-half-year conflict and undermining a political process to end it. EU foreign ministers meeting in Luxembourg on Monday said the Russian attacks were of “deep concern and must cease immediately.” For the first time, ministers also called for the protection of civilians to be an international priority. Bashar al-Assad bore the greatest…
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