Turkish FM speaks to French counterpart over Syria

Davutoglu and Fabius called the chemical attack a "crime against humanity", stressing the need for an urgent inspection on the attack by the UN officials, who are still in Damascus

Turkish FM speaks to French counterpart over Syria

World Bulletin/News Desk

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu held a phone conversation on Friday with the French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius regarding a recent claim of use of chemical weapons in Syria.

Turkish diplomatic sources told the Anadolu Agency that the two top diplomats discussed mainly Wednesday's chemical weapons attack on the suburbs of the Syrian capital of Damascus that killed at least 1,300 civilians.

Both stressed that the attack was a "crime against humanity", pointing out the need for an urgent inspection by the United Nations officials, who are still in Damascus, to reveal the truth behind the incident.

Davutoglu and Fabius agreed that the attack reveals the gravity of the Syria crisis, noting that the international community can no more remain indifferent in the face of the recent violence.

The two top diplomats also urged "immediate effective steps" to be taken to put an end to the bloodshed in the Syrian civil war and for the completion of the transition period in Syria.

Davutoglu and Fabius also exchanged views and information on the international talks they have held recently both on Syria and Egypt.

 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 24 Ağustos 2013, 10:49
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