Archive: 6/16/2011
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  6/16/2011, Sivan 14, 5771

Davutoğlu To Meet With Assad


Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu will meet with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the coming days, Turkey announced Thursday. The two will discuss the ongoing unrest in Syria and examine alternative ways to deal with it. A report in the Turkish press said that Davutoğlu will present a list of demands to Assad, calling it his “last chance,” and that “time is running out.”

On Wednesday, Davutoğlu visited the tent cities set up along the Turkish border for refugees who have fled Syria's campaign of terror against protestors seeking to unseat Assad. He said that Turkey would continue accepting Syrian refugees as long as there is a need. “For us, the Syrians are people who have a common future and destiny with us. Therefore, it is out of the question to close the door to our Syrian brothers after 10,000 [people],” Davutoğlu told reporters. “However, when this turns into a big wave, it also has the potential to become a regional and an international matter.”