World Bulletin / News Desk
After bashing John Kerry for his praise of Bashar al-Assad, the Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan went on to call the Syrian leader "a terrorist who has killed 110,000 people of his own country.”
John Kerry has praised Assad for his eagerness to surrender and destroy his chemical weapons arsenal in compliance with a UN resolution. Erdogan expressed his shock at Kerry, who called the move a "good beginning."
Erdogan said: "How could we praise someone who has killed 110,000 people? It does not matter if these people were killed with chemical weapons or with other weapons; in the end they were killed. I do not recognize Assad as a politician anymore. He is a terrorist who kills with his state terrorism. I am speaking clearly. He is a terrorist who has killed 110,000 of his citizens.”
John Kerry gave credit to the Assad regime for complying so swiftly, in what seems to be a complete turnaround from the war rhetoric he was preaching against the very same regime over the summer.
Experts along with UN staff began destroying the chemical weapons on Sunday, in a clean-up that will last until mid-2014. The move comes after the US threatened military action against the Assad regime for using chemical weapons against the Syrian people on 21 August, which killed more than 1,000 people.Last Mod: 07 Ekim 2013, 17:37