Turkey became part of Syria crisis: CHP
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
It is not certain if the SNC would take part in the new establishment of the Syrian opposition, says main opposition’s deputy chairman Loğoğlu. AA photoTurkey’s main opposition party criticized Turkey’s foreign policy on Syria, saying that Ankara cannot manage the crisis in light of the United States’ request for an overhaul of the Syrian National Council (SNC).
Harshly critical of the policies of Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy chairman Faruk Loğoğlu said the policies “defused Turkey on Syria” and “made [Turkey] one of the elements of the crisis instead of managing it.”
Citing U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s charge that the SNC was not representative, Washington’s move rendered the Justice and Development Party (AKP) inactive concerning its neighbor Syria, Loğoğlu said in a written statement yesterday.
“The AKP brought Turkey to a position in which it has been left alone by its allies, which takes a stand against Iran, Russia, China, Iraq, Egypt and some groups in Lebanon, leaving the destiny of the [Syrian] process to Qatar,” Loğoğlu said. “The next threat may be Turkey giving weight to the Free Syrian Army as a reaction to the cutting out of the SNC, so it may intervene more in clashes in the neighboring country, which may result in bigger mistakes.”