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The Free Syrian Army has removed "Hatay, Turkey" as the location of its main base as listed on its website, replacing it with "Damascus, Syria."

The previous version had caused an outcry against Turkey's involvement in the crisis in Syria, with several reports claiming the rebels were being trained and heavily supported by the Turkish authorities.

September/01/2012

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ahmad temsah

9/3/2012 4:44:01 AM

Maybe we should reconsider the human side of this issue.Refugees are human beings if we can all remember.

Blue Dotterel

9/2/2012 6:35:32 PM

Kind of like closing the barn door after the cattle have escaped. Turkey is still hosting, training and providing logistics to the Sunni fundamentalist terrorists at bases in Hatay and Iskenderun. There is no escaping it. The AKP leadership violated international law, and is committing crimes against humanity by supporting terrorism in Syria. No worry about them being brought up before the ICC in the Hague, though. Only opponents of US policy are brought before the ICC. They are safe.

Shah Hamdan

9/2/2012 2:10:31 PM

Does it hide the truth? A person with a little knowledge of Syrian crises knows from beginning who is who? The main question is how long it will continue? Today one of main supporter of war Jordan plead for 700 million dollars to accommodate refugees. With same scale Turkey need more then 300 million dollars. Who will support this billion dollar weight of these two apart from Lebanon? Saudi and Qatari are providing only death material through Western suppliers. Who will save alive? Guess?

Rimon Tree

9/2/2012 11:23:21 AM

@ Dawood The problem is that not all of them are just "friendly neighbours", they committed lots of atrocities themselves and you can find a good part of Jihadists and AlQaeda as well as Hezbollah fighters among them. To keep a foreign commando centre against a souvereign state on your soil is against international accords. Period. Why do you think Turkey was on such a rush with her dementi and did not allow envoys to get into the camp in the first place? What did she have to hide?

Salih Salih

9/2/2012 8:33:14 AM

So have they all "moved" to Damascus? or are they all still in Hatay, being accommodated and supported by the Turkish government? Hypocrisy knows no limits in Turkey!

Dawood Isa

9/2/2012 2:47:51 AM

No one should undermine turkish policy upon Syria. They hosted Syrian's refugee as friendly neighbor while you guys sitting in front of computer doing nothing. This is not turkish responsibility alone they're dong what they have to while some world leader want to keep regime like China and Russia for their 'last' resources in middle east, the rest western word leaders to afraid to support Syrian's opposition as a lot of their component are moslem bro.

Man in the Middle

9/1/2012 6:35:34 PM

A sure sign that the Turkish government is throwing these people under the bus. So much of Turkish regime's commitment to freedom!

Turk Uzan

9/1/2012 5:51:04 PM

Who cares, about the "outcry" let Kohomeini and Assad cry all they want
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