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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Tinpot Despot Erdogan Reveals Where He Stands on Syria
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Speaking at a press conference in Tunis with his repressive Tunisian counterpart Beji Caid Essebsi, Erdogan disgracefully called Syria's Assad "definitely a terrorist who has carried out state terrorism," adding:
"It is impossible to continue with al-Assad. How can we embrace the future with a Syrian president who has killed almost a million of his citizens?"
"There is no peace in Syria, and this peace won't come with Assad."
Syria's Foreign Ministry blasted his comments, saying he "continues to misdirect Turkish public opinion with his usual froth in an attempt to absolve himself of the crimes which he has committed against the Syrian people through advancing support to the various terrorist groups in" the country.
He earlier called for removing Assad from office, backing IS
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