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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan convened today with the leaders of Turkey's opposition parties over the downing of a Turkish jet by Syria on June 22.

Leader of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) Devlet Bahçeli arrived at the residence of the prime minister at 4 p.m.
 
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and Deputy Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar were also present at the meeting between Erdoğan and Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, which took place earlier today. 
 
Erdoğan has invited the leaders of parties in the Turkish Parliament for deliberations over the incident. Kılıçdaroğlu and two other CHP deputies arrived at the residence of the prime minister at around 2 p.m.
 
Kılıçdaroğlu said they had questions to ask the prime minister, including, "Why have Turkey and Syria had come to the brink of war?"


June/24/2012

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Fateh Umar

6/24/2012 4:59:30 PM

Salam, what Mr. Erdogan's doing is a fine example to other so called 'democratic' Muslim countries. Despite able to decide for himself what to do, he still calls the Opposition to come to a common understanding and ground of action. Syabas !!! In times like this, unity is very important, and I would advise the Turkish people to support your Prime Minister. He makes wise decisions by avoiding hasty judgements. I am very sure the truth will always prevail. May Allah protect you all.

Blue Dotterel

6/24/2012 4:43:32 PM

"Why have Turkey and Syria come to the brink of war?" Because, someone in the Turkish government or military sent warplanes to invade Syrian airspace during an armed conflict without warning, and had them fly at a low level, apparently, to avoid radar and test Syrian air defenses. Consequently, defending their country's sovereignty, Syrian air defense forces justifiably shot the intruders down. The real question is who in the gov't or military is responsible for this warmongering act?

Turk Uzan

6/24/2012 4:32:15 PM

I want to know what the MHP thinks of the incident .. Kilicdaroglu if it were up to you we'd say thank you Syria. And Erdogan is just as bad .. Some one has to do something. This is shameful, days are passing ad they are still making useless statements and have useless meetings. This is an act of war, set up a buffer zone already. Set up some refugee camps in there, place artillery, shell their AA, military bases and lend support to the rebels. Then send out air force, to finish
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