Turkey against Syria military intervention
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Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu (R) and his French counterpart Alain Juppe shake hands after a joint press conference in Ankara. The two top diplomats call for greater international pressure on turmoil-hit Syria to end violence there. AP photo
Turkey will not take part in any military intervention aiming to change the regime in Syria, Turkish Foreign Ministry sources said Nov. 18.
“Contingency planning is ready,” a source told a group of journalists in a briefing in Istanbul.
“There might be a few exceptions to that policy, but Turkey believes the [ball has been] passed in Syria both for the [Bashar] al-Assad regime and the opposition. The Syrian regime will not explode, it is likely to implode. The change of regime in Syria is inevitable and no one – including Turkey and even Iran – are considering that the Assad regime will continue.”