World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkey's prime minister has called on Russia, China and Iran to change their stance on the Syrian conflict.
"There is a cruel regime in Damascus and this regime relentlessly massacres its own people. We are calling on Russia, China and also Iran to review their positions. History will not forgive those who took sides with oppressors," Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a congress of his Justice and Development (AK) Party.
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