Turkish party leader meets Assad in Syria

According to Syrian official news Bashar al-Assad received Homeland Party chairman Dogu Perincek and delegation in Damascus.

Turkish party leader meets Assad in Syria

World Bulletin / News Desk 

Syrian official news has reported that members of the Turkish Homeland Party met recently with the country’s president, Bashar al-Assad.

The Syrian official news agency, SANA, reported on Tuesday that Assad received Party leader Dogu Perincek and an accompanying delegation in Damascus on Feb. 28.

The Homeland Party (Vatan Partisi) is led by Perincek and has its roots in the Revolutionary Workers' and Peasants' Party of Turkey, and Workers Party. The party recently changed its name as Vatan Partisi.

It does not currently have any representation in the Turkish parliament.

SANA reports that the party responded to an official invitation. The delegation also met with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem on March 1.

Syria has been gripped by almost constant fighting since the Assad regime responded to anti-government protests in March 2011 with a violent crackdown that sparked a conflict spiraling into a civil war. Assad regime is blamed for killing of tens of thousands of civillians.

As many as 3.8 million Syrian refugees are registered in neighboring Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq, according to the UN.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 03 Mart 2015, 15:50