Erdogan: Syria is on the verge of civil war
Syria is on the verge of civil war, believes Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. "The situation in Syria is moving toward the religious, intercommunity and civil war. This process must be stopped", said Erdonan.
"The Civil War, which may begin in Syria, is a threat to us", noted Erdogan. According to him, Turkey is already implementing the sanctions against the regime of Bashar al-Assad, and this regime can be tightened in accordance with the development of the situation in Syria.
Earlier, Erdogan openly urged his once close ally Al-Assad to resign. "In Syria, the administration, which kills its own people, rules. No one expects us to applaud that", ITAR-TASS reported his words.
It became known that the observers of the League of Arab States continue their work in Syria, despite criticism of their actions on the part of the Syrian opposition. The foreign ministers of member countries of the LAS also decided to double the number of observers, which currently amounts to about 150 people, and appeal to the UN for help in technical support of their work.
A decision to continue the mission was taken up on January 8 in Cairo at the meeting of foreign ministers of member countries of the LAS, which considered the first report with assessment of the situation, prepared by the observers. Following the meeting, the ministers expressed the need to give observers the necessary time to complete their mission in accordance with previous agreements.
In addition, the LAS has once again appealed to the Syrian government with the requirement not to allow the use of force against civilians.