Victory near for Syrian rebels, Turkish PM says
AYLA JEAN YACKLEY Reuters Sunday, May. 06, 2012 7:19PM EDT http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...ontent=2424378
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Syrian refugees on Sunday that victory for the rebels in their country was not far off and President Bashar al-Assad was “losing blood” by the day.
Mr. Erdogan, who has tried to rally international support against the government in neighbouring Syria over its 14-month crackdown against opponents, was met with enthusiastic applause and shouts of “Long live Erdogan” at the Kilis refugee camp.
“Bashar is losing blood every day,” the Turkish premier told the crowd of about 1,500 people less than a kilometre from the border. “Your victory is not far off. We have just one issue: To stop the bloodshed and tears and for the Syrian people’s demands to be met.”