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Bloody regime in Syria to go sooner or later, Turkish PM says

23 July 2012 23:22 (Last updated 23 July 2012 23:41)
Erdogan said that they believed Syrian people would achieve victory soon.

ANKARA

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that the bloody regime in Syria would go sooner or later.

Erdogan attended the "5th Traditional Fast-Breaking Dinner for Foreign Mission Chiefs & Ambassadors" in Ankara.
Delivering a speech at the fast-breaking dinner, Erdogan said that they believed Syrian people would achieve victory soon. 
Turkey had made necessary friendly warnings to Syria, but these warnings were ignored, he said. If Assad administration had taken notice of Turkey's warnings, Syria would not have gone through current unfavorable developments now, he said.
The international community should take more responsibility regarding Syria, the premier said. UN Security Council should take necessary steps on the matter, he said.
A Turkish jet was shot down by Syria on June 22 while on an unarmed training and test mission in international airspace, he recalled and said no warning was made to the jet.
Turkey has taken all measures within the scope of the international law, and it has revised the rules of engagement toward Syria, he said. If Syrian regime continued its hostile attitude, Turkey would retaliate against it, he said.
He said the people in Arakan state (in Myanmar) have been massacred, and Turkey called on the UN to take action on this issue.
Erdogan said that today people die in Somalia, and people in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria were being killed.
Turkey listened to the voice of its conscience and showed its reaction to what has happened in these countries, he said.
Erdogan said that Turkey did not interfere in internal affairs of any countries, stating that Turkey showed great sensitivity to internal issues, territorial integrities and borders of all countries.

Some countries tolerate acts of terrorist organization, Turkish premier says

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday bthat today some countries still tolerated acts of terrorist organization.
Erdogan attended the "5th Traditional Fast-Breaking Dinner for Foreign Mission Chiefs & Ambassadors" in Ankara.
Delivering a speech at the fast-breaking dinner, Erdogan said that Turkey has been combating terrorism with a great determination and it would continue to do so.
Turkish government has taken significant steps in democratization, he said.
Erdogan said that his government made important investments in East Anatolia and Southeast Anatolia regions in the past decade.
Turkey would keep fighting against terrorism, he added.

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