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  8/7/2011, Av 7, 5771

Turkey's FM to Visit Damascus


Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu will visit Syria next week, as Ankara said that it was “losing patience” with Syria's continued violence against the country's citizens. Speaking Saturday, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that “We have been very patient until now, waiting to see whether we can fix this; whether they will listen to what we have been saying. But our patience is running out now.”

Erdogan said that  Davutoğlu would visit Damascus on Tuesday, bearing “critical messages” for Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. We are not allowed to remain a bystander to what happens in Syria. We are hearing voices coming from Syria and we definitely must respond by doing whatever we are required to do,” Erdogan said, without detailing the actions Turkey would take.