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"Turkey urges stronger stance against Syria after US accusations of chemical weapon use"
Turkey's long-standing propaganda campaign against Syria turns into a complete farce.
Turkish daily: Turkey urges stronger stance against Syria after US accusations of chemical weapon use
compiled by Cem Ertür
14 June 2013
excerpt from: Turkey urges stronger stance against Syria after US accusations of chemical weapon use
Hurriyet Daily News, 14 June 2013
Turkey says a U.S. announcement that it has conclusive evidence the Syrian regime used chemical weapons against opposition forces corroborates its own findings and is urging the international community to take a decisive stance against the regime's "atrocity." A Turkish Foreign Ministry statement released Friday calls on the international community to "unite and openly manifest its stance" against Syrian President Bashar Assad. It stated the regime's attacks must be halted and a "democratic transition process" must start in Syria.
Asked about the U.S. assertions, Turkish President Abdullah Gül said:
“These are very serious assessments. Using chemical weapons is like a small nuclear weapon. The dimension of this is very dangerous. We know what has been experienced in Halabja [in 1988]. I am sure all diplomats and analysts are evaluating these claims. If this finding has been proved precisely, then it is certain that all things will enter another phase.”
Turkey has said preliminary tests on some injured Syrians indicated that chemical weapons had been used.
(*) Hurriyet Daily News is the English-language edition of the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet
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