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Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Tuesday negotiating with President Bashar al-Assad would be like shaking hands with Adolf Hitler, highlighting Turkey's differences with Washington over dealing with the Syrian leader.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday the U.S. would have to negotiate with Assad, though the State Department later said he was not specifically referring to the Syrian leader and that Washington would never bargain with him.
"Despite all these massacres, despite the use of chemical weapons that crossed the red line, if you still shake the hand of Assad, that handshake will be remembered throughout history," he said in a speech broadcast live.
"There's no difference between shaking hands with Assad, or with Hitler, Saddam, Karadzic, Milosevic."
The United States has been a backer of Syria's opposition but its focus has shifted to fighting ISIL militants since they seized swathes of Syria and Iraq, seeing them as a greater threat to global security.Güncelleme Tarihi: 17 Mart 2015, 14:07