Turkish and Dutch PMs discuss Syria, Egypt

Turkish PM Erdogan held a phone conversation with Dutch PM Mark Rutte over recent incidents in Syria and Egypt

Turkish and Dutch PMs discuss Syria, Egypt

World Bulletin/News Desk

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a telephone conversation with the Netherlands' Prime Minister Mark Rutte over recent incidents in Syria and Egypt.

Having intensified the telephone diplomacy in recent days, Erdogan told his Dutch counterpart that he set openly forth that concrete steps had to be taken by the international community following the recent use of chemical weapons in Syria, Turkish Prime Ministry sources said.

Erdogan stressed that a democratic process should be initiated urgently with the participation of all sides in Egypt.

On August 21, the Syrian opposition coalition blamed Syrian regime forces of carrying out a chemical weapon attack in suburbs of capital Damascus which it said killed at least 1,300 people.

But the Syrian regime strongly denied the claim and described reports and figures as "lies and groundless," saying that reports were aimed at "distracting a visiting team of United Nations chemical weapons experts from their mission."

Mohamed Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected president, was ousted by the army  on July 3.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 26 Ağustos 2013, 22:43
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