UN fails on Syria like Bosnia and Rwanda, says Turkish FM Davutoğlu
MUNICH – Agence France-Presse
'The international system is failing like it failed in Bosnia for three years, like it failed in Rwanda for many years,' Davutoğlu told the Munich Security Conference (MSC). AA PhotoForeign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu lashed out Sunday at the world community’s failure to end the bloodshed in Syria, saying that one day a U.N. chief will apologize for it.
“The international system is failing like it failed in Bosnia for three years, like it failed in Rwanda for many years,” Davutoğlu told the Munich Security Conference (MSC).
He pointed out that as the U.N. has apologized over its failure to act on time in Bosnia, “one day another U.N. secretary general will go to Homs, will go to Yarmuk and will apologize.”
The besieged city of Homs and the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmuk in south Damascus have been among the worst-hit places for civilians in the conflict.
Davutoğlu alluded to the “Arab Spring” and what came after and said “the seasons are according to the sun. The people of Syria now, they don’t see any sun, they are in the darkness.” “Who will bring sun to them? Supposedly the U.N. Security Council, but up to now there is not a single significant step by them,” said Davutoğlu, adding that Turkey shelters 700,000 refugees. “Whether China or Russia or U.S. or France or Britain or other member countries, the U.N. Security Council must take a decision, today,” he told a panel at the MSC.