Turkey's FM meets new Syrian National Coalition leader

Turkey's Foreign Minister Davutoglu received Syria's newly elected interim premier of the National Coalition.

Turkey's FM meets new Syrian National Coalition leader

World Bulletin/News Desk

Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu received the newly elected interim Prime Minister of the Syrian National Coalition Ahmad Assi Jarba in the Turkish capital Ankara on Tuesday.

Davutoglu came together with Jarba at the ministry's residence where the Turkish minister congratulated Jarba as he was recently elected to lead the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces.

Davutoglu also wished the best for the holy month of Ramadan of the Syrian delegation and said, "As today is the first day of Ramadan, I will break this year's first fasting with my family in the Nizip town of the southeastern province of Gaziantep with Syrian friends staying in Turkey. I hope this Ramadan will be the last Ramadan that our Syrian friends continue with their struggle."

"As Turkey, we will always stand next to the Syrian people. We take the Syrian National Coalition as the representative of the Syrian people. I congratulate you once again", said Turkish foreign minister.

He highlighted that this Ramadan was the third Ramadan that some of the Syrian citizens were spending in Turkey and said, "We do our utmost for all Syrian citizens who stay in Turkey to spend their Ramadan in the best way."

Furthermore, Ahmad Jarba, who became the leader of the Coalition after a leadership overhaul this month, highlighted that they wanted to pay a visit to Davutoglu at first hand after the elections and he thanked the Turkish government for their support in regards to the Syria crisis.

He touched on the deep-rooted relations of two countries in history and said, "We need your help and support at all times during these hard days. Please show your political stance in the highest power within the scope of helping us."

Güncelleme Tarihi: 09 Temmuz 2013, 16:14