Turkey calls for united response to stop Syria bloodshed
ISTANBUL - Agence France-Presse
Anti-government protesters attend the funeral of Sunni Muslim villagers killed on Wednesday, in Hula near Homs Nov. 2, 2011. REUTERS photo
Turkey called on the international community for a united response to stop the bloodshed in Syria today.
"The attitude of the Syrian government ... demonstrates the need for the international community to respond with a united voice to the serious developments in Syria," the foreign ministry said in a statement.
Arab League foreign ministers on Saturday voted to suspend Syria over its failure to comply with an agreement to end the crackdown on a nationwide protest movement calling for President Bashar al-Assad's resignation.
Turkey hailed the decision today saying it was "on time and of common sense", highlighting the "seriousness" of the situation in Syria.
Syria's failure to fulfill its commitments to the Arab League is a "disappointment" for Turkey, the statement said.
"The Syrian government should read the message of the Arab League right and stop the violence against its own people," it said.