Erdogan blamed for Syria bloodshed by rival party

Erdogan blamed for Syria bloodshed by rival party
Sat Mar 29, 2014 21:18:12

The leader of Turkish opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) insists that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is responsible for the continuing bloodshed in Syria.

Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the leader of CHP, who has also been the leader of the main opposition in Turkey since 2010, lashed out at Turkish Prime Minister for the mishandling as well as escalating the ongoing crisis in Syria.

Kilicdaroglu also reprimanded Prime Minister for his support for the foreign-backed insurgents in waging war and violence against Syria, saying Erdogan is trying to concoct numerous pretexts to invade the neighboring Arab country .

Earlier, a leaked audio recording of Turkish officials discussing a plot to militarily intervene in Syria appeared on the YouTube site.

The controversial recording relates to a discussion of possible operations in Syria, which was apparently attended by Turkey's intelligence chief, its foreign minister and the deputy head of the armed forces.

Emine Tarhan, the vice spokesperson of CHP, also said Erdogan should be held accountable for the killings in Syria.

She added that she was expecting Erdogan to be tried in international criminal courts for his role in the bloodshed in the neighboring country .

The opposition also accuses Erdogan and his party of exploiting the crisis in Syria for their own political interests.

Erdogan Administration has been facilitating insurgent attacks on Syrian forces.  According to reports aired by different news networks, Turkey, together with some US-backed Arab states, has supported the spread of unrest and terrorism in Syria since 2011.


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