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CHP leader Kılıçdaroğlu sent a letter to PM Erdoğan on Aug 27 revealing his party’s plan for solving Syrian conflict.

CHP leader Kılıçdaroğlu sent a letter to PM Erdoğan on Aug 27 revealing his party’s plan for solving Syrian conflict.

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has rejected a proposal from the leader of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) to hold an international conference with representatives from both the Syrian opposition and the al-Assad administration in attendance, on the grounds that such an effort would amount to support for the Syrian regime, which is responsible for the humanitarian crisis in the country.

“The letter you sent us has been presented as a new and original plan, although it [is the same as] a plan that was issued after Geneva meeting. And you also ignore the fact that the Syrian regime’s persistence in committing massacres has torpedoed all kinds of proposed solutions,” Erdoğan said in his Aug. 28 letter to CHP chair Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu.

The CHP leader sent a letter to Erdoğan on Aug. 27 revealing his party’s eight-point plan for solving the Syrian conflict, including an international conference to reconcile the Syrian opposition and the Syrian government.

Erdoğan responded to Kılıçdaroğlu just one day later. He described the al-Assad administration as “a regime that has lost all legitimacy,” and said that regional and global efforts to put an end to the ongoing conflict in Syria have failed because of the regime’s stance.

“Ignoring what has happened, and attempting to portray the regime as a legitimate party to the solution process would mean lending support to the regime, which is responsible for the humanitarian crisis in Syria,” Erdoğan said, adding that the Turkish government is on the side of the Syrian people. “We have a historical heritage that has been an inspiration for oppressed nations. Our foreign policy adheres strictly to the ethical and political principles that are inherited from our history. All opposition parties, societal factions and the media need to support our policy, for the interests of Turkey and the Syrian people.”

August/29/2012

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joe Maddin

8/29/2012 6:30:17 PM

"Our foreign policy adheres strictly to the ethical and political principles that are inherited from our history. " Ethics inherited from history? What about the ethics of the Armenian massacre and the century long denial of the rights of the Kurds?

mara mcglothin

8/29/2012 4:26:02 PM

Yeah FARUK The ones that are left! No mention of what he did with the Khaddafi "Peace Prize" money???? And the hosting of Hamas and many violent African dictators. Why is Syria any different?

Shah Hamdan

8/29/2012 1:35:38 PM

Sultan Erdogan is part of Zombie club. If they stop blood shed how they will live on. Any peaceful solution to Syrian or other conflicts will halt weapon sales. Then weapon manufacturing factories and research labs will close leaving tens of thousands unemployed and starve. It does not matter how many hundred of thousands will be killed but Western weapon factories and American military complex should not be closed. War is their Business and Killing is an entertainment for them.

Faruk Beisser

8/29/2012 10:35:33 AM

Oh, foreign policy? Wasn't it the Great Leader himself who had and still has a very close friendship the dictators of Arab countries?
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