Turkish FM: Turkey to continue supporting Syrian Turkmens

"The worse the conditions became, the more support Turkey gave [to Turkmens]," Syrian Turkmen Council head said after meeting with Davutoglu.

Turkish FM: Turkey to continue supporting Syrian Turkmens

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey will continue to stand by Turkmens in Syria and will not hesitate to support them, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Wednesday.

Receiving Syrian Turkmen Council Head Fayez Amro, Davutoglu said Turkey supports particularly Turkmens in Syria and wants to ensure they are organized steadily.

"We will continue to stand with our Turkmen brothers and sisters. We will fully support them with no hesitation," said the minister.

Meanwhile, Amro said Syria was facing an unprecedented crisis.

"Turkey's Syria policy is based on human rights...Turkey has not remained silent on massacres in Syria," Amro said. "The Turkish government has offered humanitarian aid as well as giving financial support. The worse the conditions became, the more support Turkey has given."

Since the uprising against the Assad regime broke out in March 2011, more than 100,000 people have been killed in a civil war which has uprooted millions of people and devastated many cities in Syria.

Last Mod: 09 Ocak 2014, 09:26
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