A Syrian Coalition delegation met with Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and a number of his advisers on Friday morning in Ankara. The Syrian Coalition delegation included President Khaled Khoja, his Vice-Presidents, Secretary General, members of the political committee, and Interim Prime Minister.
Davutoglu reaffirms his country’s support for the demands of the Syrian people and the Syrian Coalition as the legitimate representative of the Syrian revolution all levels “even if abandoned by everyone.”
With the Syrian Revolution about entering its fifth year, Davutoglu said that the legitimate demands of the Syrian Revolution, which remained fully peaceful for months, were met by brutal repression by the Assad regime which shut its eyes to the advice presented to him, prompting Syrians to take up arms after six months of peaceful protests.
Davutoglu also said that Turkey would not stand helpless in front of the fierce attacks of the Assad regime backed by militias of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Hezbollah, noting that Turkey still presses for the imposition of safe havens in northern Syria, pointing to long and continuing discussions with the American side to reach a workable plan.
President of Khoja profusely thanked the Turkish government for the support it has provided for the Syrian people, stressing on the fraternal relationship that binds the two countries together. Interim Minister of Defense Major General Salim Idris gave an overview of the military situation on the ground in Syria and called for stepping up support for the FSA to enable it president the Syrian people.
The two sides discussed the latest intra-opposition consultative meetings, the Cairo and Moscow meetings and the plan of the UN envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura, and also reviews ways to support the file of education for Syrians in Turkey and to find a solution to the problem of the issuance and renewal of passports. (Source: Syrian Coalition)