Erdogan: Assad leads "terrorist state"
Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan , on Wednesday accused the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad of becoming a "terrorist state" committing massacres against the civilian population. "The Syrian regime has become a terrorist state," said Erdogan at a public meeting of his party, the Party of Justice and Development (AKP), adding that Turkey could not afford the "luxury of being indifferent" to the conflict in its southern neighbor.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who frequently slams President Bashar al-Assad has once again denounced the "mass murder" committed by the regime against its population. "Bashar is submerged to the neck with the blood" of his countrymen, the Turkish leader told his party.
Turkey operates nine camps for over 80,000 Syrian refugees who fled the fighting in their country. To stem the flow of refugees into its territory, Ankara last week called the UN Security Council to create buffer zones under protection in Syria. But the powers have not accepted its proposal.