Karman calls on Turkey to intervene in Syria

Karman calls on Turkey to intervene in Syria

Erdem Güneş ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
Karman calls on Turkey to intervene in Syria

Tawakkul Karman says Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will be next to step down in the Arab world.

Tawakkol Karman, the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, has called on Turkey to interfere Syria as soon as possible.

“Turkey and the international community must protect the Syrian people. I do not know how they will do it, with or without a military intervention, but they must do it now. If they don’t, it might be too late,” the Yemeni journalist and human rights activist told the Hürriyet Daily News yesterday in Istanbul.

Karman said the power of the people was forcing the dictators of the Arab world to step down and that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was next. She said al-Assad had lost his legitimacy and that she was expecting a total victory for the Syrians trying to overthrow the al-Assad regime.

Karman went to Ankara yesterday for a dinner with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, following her speech at Istanbul Şehir University yesterday.

Karman was one of three women awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 and the youngest person ever to be given this prize. She is considered the iconic figure of the Yemeni uprising in 2010.