Syrian first lady declines to give contact info to Turkish PM's wife: report
In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad casts his ballot next to his wife Asma. AP PhotoSyrian First Lady Asma al-Assad has refused to provide her email contact information to the Turkish prime minister’s wife, Emine Erdoğan, according to emails of the Syrian ruling couple that were hacked by the opposition.
The email accounts were recently published in detail by the Guardian. In a specific email sent to al-Assad, the sender asks the Syrian first lady if she could pass on her address to Erdoğan.
Al-Assad declined to have her information passed on to Erdoğan, citing the "insults [the Erdoğans] have directed toward the [Syrian] president" as her reason for the rebuff.
"And I do not mean the typical political accusations, which come with the job," she said. "Should she require anything, her team has my office contacts."
The sender, the Qatari emir's daughter, then thanked the first lady and stated that she "respects her viewpoint."
The emir's daughter even offered asylum to the troubled couple, saying she would not want to see them “brutally attacked” and wished to see the couple “restart a new life.”
The emails reveal details of the private lives of the couple, as well as the Syrian president's political correspondences with several varying figures, including consultations with prominent aides amid the violence in the country.