Davutoğlu expresses concerns over Syria deal in phone meeting with Kerry
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu after sealing a deal in Geneva with Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on Sept. 14. REUTERS photoTurkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu reiterated his concerns over Syria’s use of chemical weapons during a phone meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Sept. 14.
He also indicated that the deal between the United States and Russia did not remove the urgent necessity to solve the conflict in the war-torn country.
The U.S. top diplomat called Davutoğlu to give detailed information about the plan agreed with Russia earlier Sept. 14 to eliminate the Bashar al-Assad government’s chemical weapons, Turkish diplomatic sources told Anadolu Agency.
According to the report, Davutoğlu told Kerry that the human tragedy could worsen if dissuasive measures were not to be taken against Syrian army's attacks in which only conventional force was used and didn’t include chemical weapons.
Both diplomats agreed to meet in the upcoming days.