Turkish PM calls Assad a 'terrorist'

The Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has criticized the US Secretary of State John Kerry after the latter praised Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad for co-operating in surrendering his chemical weapons. Erdogan also went on to call Assad a "terrorist."

Turkish PM calls Assad a 'terrorist'

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.

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Sammy Arabi
Sammy Arabi - 5 yıl Before

The Prime Minster of Turkey is right and US should not credit a criminal Syrian leader who killed thousands of the Syrian people. The killing and violence in Syria continues and such move by US would encourage the Syrian regime to continue its actions to destroy Syrian people and culture. With unlimited support of Russia, Iran and Iraq Assad becomes strong and more confident to stay in power and

Sammy Arabi
Sammy Arabi - 5 yıl Before

The Prime Minster of Turkey is right and US should not credit a criminal Syrian leader who killed thousands of the Syrian people. The killing and violence in Syria continues and such move by US would encourage the Syrian regime to continue its actions to destroy Syrian people and culture. With unlimited support of Russia, Iran and Iraq Assad becomes strong and more confident to stay in power and

A. Khan
A. Khan - 5 yıl Before

What should he call him a peace monger.