Turkey says international community fails Syrian refugees

"We are doing what our humanitarian and moral responsibilities necessitate but unfortunately the international community has failed in this issue," Davutoglu said.

Turkey says international community fails Syrian refugees

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has said that all redlines have been crossed on Syrian refugees crisis and reminded that Turkey has repeatedly urged the UN Security Council to act regarding this increasing human tragedy.

Davutoglu told a press conference held jointly with visiting Bulgarian Foreign Minister Kristian Vigenin that refugees issue and the tragedy regarding Syrian civilians were the most saddening outcomes of Syrian crisis, adding that Turkey is the leading country in approaching the situation most responsibly and generously.

Davutoglu and Vigenin came together in Ankara to take up various issues including Syrian refugees, strategic alliance between the two countries and Turkey’s EU accession process.

As the crisis of Syrian refugees dominated the talks between the ministers’ delegations, the Bulgarian foreign minister also put an emphasis on the problem, saying that Bulgaria has to be prepared for the worst and this crisis can only be solved when people could go back their homes.

"The scene we are facing is beyond all imagination," added Ahmet Davutoglu, reminding that the number of Syrian refugees in Turkey has reached 600 thousand.

"We are doing what our humanitarian and moral responsibilities necessitate but unfortunately the international community has failed in this issue," Davutoglu added.

Davutoglu said Turkey has an initiative to bring up the tragedy of Syrian refugees at a planned international peace conference in Switzerland’s Geneva city, dubbed as "Geneva II".

Vigenin also talked about Turkey’s EU accession in the press conference and said Bulgaria supported Turkey’s EU membership.

Last Mod: 27 Ekim 2013, 09:17
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