Turkish PM says number of observers in Syria must be increased

Erdogan said that officials from the three countries would come together next week to discuss highway projects.

Turkish PM says number of observers in Syria must be increased

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday the number of UN observers in Syria must be increased.

Erdogan, who is visiting Bulgaria, met with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and Qatari Prime Minister Hamad bin Jasim bin Jabir Al Thani at Euxinograd Palace in Varna.

At a joint press conference, Erdogan said that as the three friendly countries, Turkey, Bulgaria and Qatar held a meeting and discussed the steps that would be taken jointly by them.

Erdogan said that officials from the three countries would come together next week to discuss highway projects.

Erdogan said that Syria was also discussed in his meeting with Borissov and Al Thani, stating that the three countries had similar views regarding the matter.

Unfortunately, the peace plan of UN-Arab League Special Envoy to Syria Kofi Annan was not implemented in Syria, and the number of UN observers was not sufficient, he said. 2,000 or 3,000 observers were needed in Syria, he said.

Erdogan said they hoped that human tragedy would end in Syria.

Replying to a question on remarks by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad against Turkey's support to opponents, Erdogan said that it was not possible for Turkey to be indifferent to what has happened in Syria. More than 10,000 people have been killed in Syria, he said.

Premier Erdogan said that they would continue supporting the Syrian people.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 18 Mayıs 2012, 17:22

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