Assad's days are numbered: Turkey PM

Assads days are numbered: Turkey PM

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned President Bashar Al Assad that his days as Syrian leader were numbered and he cannot remain in power indefinitely through military force.



By (AFP)

Published: Mon 21 Nov 2011, 4:52 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 9:35 AM

ANKARA — Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday warned President Bashar Al Assad that his days as Syrian leader were numbered and he cannot remain in power indefinitely through military force.

“You can remain in power with tanks and cannons only up to a certain point. The day will come when you’ll also leave,” Erdogan told a meeting in Istanbul.

Turkish bus attacked in Syria, two wounded

ANKARA - Two Turkish citizens were wounded when gunmen opened fire on a convoy of Turkish buses carrying pilgrims in northern Syria, Turkish media reported on Monday.

Turkish NTV news channel said the driver of one of the three buses and a pilgrim were wounded in the attack at a checkpoint just across the Syrian border. Private news agency Dogan showed images of a passenger bus with one of its side windows broken at the Cizre border crossing inside Turkey.

Passengers on the bus said they had been told to disembark at a checkpoint by up to eight uniformed Syrian soldiers. One passenger said the soldiers started firing randomly at the pilgrims as they ran away.


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