World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkey's foreign minister has accused the Syrian regime of deceiving the international community with "entire lies", on the first day of peace talks for the troubled country in the Swiss city of Montreux on Wednesday.
Ahmet Davutoglu said the Syrian National Coalition - the opposition group battling the regime - was the true representative of the Syrian people and commending it for participating in the Geneva-II talks.
"History will judge Syria's regime very badly," he said. "How can the Syrian regime deceive the international community with their entire lies?"
Davutoglu said Turkey would continue to operate an open-door policy with regard to around 700,000 Syrian refugees who have fled the country's ongoing civil war.
"From now on, one more life lost is too many, negotiations cannot be open-ended," he said.
The minister called on the international community to act on photographs that illustrate the regime's human rights abuses.
The images - exclusively given to Anadolu Agency, CNN and Britain's Guardian newspaper on Monday - document the torture of 11,000 people by Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces.
"Those who have committed war crimes must be held accountable," he added.Last Mod: 22 Ocak 2014, 14:12