World Bulletin/News Desk
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has expressed hope that Syria would again be a peaceful country.
"May God let days arrive soon when our Syrian brothers attend Friday prayers properly," Davutoglu told Friday via phone a demonstration in the southeastern province of Mardin that protested developments in Syria and commemorated the victims of the 1988 Halabja massacre in Iraq.
"Our brothers in Hama, Homs, Idlib, Damascus cannot perform their Friday prayers in tranquility, while we attend the prayer in peace and security in Turkey. I thank you for the support you have given to the Syrian people's struggle for freedom," Davutoglu said.
On March 16, 1988, Iraq's army under the country's then-President Saddam Hussein, carried out a poison gas attack, which killed more than 5,000 Kurds and wounded 7,000 others in northern Iraq during the closing days of the Iran-Iraq War.Last Mod: 16 Mart 2013, 08:57