World Bulletin / News Desk
According to Syria's state-run news agency, SANA, a parliamentary delegation from Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) paid a visit to the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday.
The delegation reportedly held talks on the war-torn country and the CHP's support for the Syrian regime. SANA reported that the CHP delegation, which was headed by the Hatay deputy Hasan Akgöl, “expressed the Turkish people's rejection of interfering in Syria's internal affairs and keenness for establishing good neighborly relations.”
In response to the CHP delegation's words, Assad reportedly underlined the “necessity of differentiating between the stances of the Turkish people in support of Syria's stability and the stances of Erdoğan's government, which insists on supporting terrorism and extremism and on destabilizing the region.”
Previously, another CHP delegation visited Assad in 2012 and expressed their support for the Syrian regime, also playing an active role in securing the release of Turkish journalist Cüneyt Ünal, who was captured by government forces in Syria and released in November with the help of CHP lawmakers.Last Mod: 07 Mart 2013, 15:57