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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan accused the CHP of mobilizing the residents of Reyhanlı against the Syrians in the town in order to force Syrians to leave Turkey. AA photo

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan accused the CHP of mobilizing the residents of Reyhanlı against the Syrians in the town in order to force Syrians to leave Turkey. AA photo

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan criticized today the main opposition Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) remarks after the attacks in the town of Reyhanlı.

“We are on the side of the victims. Unlike the main opposition party, we are not on the side of monsters with bloody hands,” Erdoğan said during his party’s parliamentary group meeting.

Erdoğan accused the CHP of mobilizing the residents of Reyhanlı against the Syrians in the town in order to force Syrians to leave Turkey. He said the CHP and the opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) had similar stances in this respect. Erdoğan accused the CHP leader, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, of provoking Alevi citizens and also giving unconditional support to the Syrian regime.

Erdoğan said Turkey’s Syrian policy was based on protecting the interests of Turkey and protecting neighboring people who were fleeing violence for humanitarian reasons.

“We have made efforts to find solutions to Syria and regional problems. We do not have any problems with the Syrian people. We have problems with the cruel dictatorial regime in Syria,” Erdoğan added.

May/14/2013

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mara mcglothin

5/15/2013 3:42:53 PM

ALKAN The experts with the valuable experience ARE ALL IN JAIL! Very sad.

Goran Tecic

5/14/2013 6:30:53 PM

“We are on the side of the victims. Unlike the main opposition party, we are not on the side of monsters with bloody hands,” Than who is supporting head chopping, heart eating TERRORISTS? al-Asad or Erdogan?

Blue Dotterel

5/14/2013 6:21:05 PM

Erdogan is on the side of the terrorists that killed the people in Reyhanli. He is not on the side of the victims. The Syrian people have problems with the brutal regime in Ankara supporting the Salafist massacring them.

Ryan James

5/14/2013 4:59:24 PM

Garbage from the usual source.

Rimon Tree

5/14/2013 4:05:48 PM

Oh yes esteemed PM is on the side of the ones who cut out bleeding hearts and livers of their victims and eat them and promise to have some more of it! If you don't get rid of him soon, he will drag you into an unimaginable mud!

alkan alkan

5/14/2013 3:46:31 PM

It is just not convincing to put the blame on others at all times.Some autocriticism will be helpful! You desperately need some competent experts in foreign affairs. Internal public opinion is easy to manipulate when the economy is in reasonably good shape but foreign affairs is a totally different field. There you share the stage with the giants and their smallest move may injure or cripple you. Above all forget the dreams of Neo Ottomanism
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