Turkish FM denies support for al Qaeda

Turkey's Foriegn Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says Turkey has never supported rebel groups that "cast a shadow on the righteous struggle of the Syrian people".

Turkish FM denies support for al Qaeda

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has dismissed media reports that accuse Turkey of assisting al Qaeda linked opposition groups in Syria.

Davutoglu said such reports carried ill intentions, misrepresenting Turkey's position on the Middle East country.

"We have never supported any non-Syrian group or any group which acts in ways that cast a shadow on the righteous struggle of the Syrian people," Davutoglu told journalists during a press conference with Belarussian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makey on Thursday.

"Our position is very clear on the Syrian regime and on these factions that try to exploit a power vacuum in Syria."

Turkey has spent in excess of 2 billion dollars in aid for over 200,000 Syrians it hosts in camps.

Last Mod: 01 Kasım 2013, 11:14
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