Turkish PM calls Syria’s Assad ‘mute devil’

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Turkey’s prime minister is urging the world to speak out about atrocities by Syria’s leader, whom he called a “mute devil” for carrying out attacks on his own people but not standing up to Israel.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan received applause Sunday at a government communications forum in the United Arab Emirates, which has joined other Gulf nations in backing Syrian rebels seeking to topple President Bashar Assad.

Erdogan urged world leaders to denounce attacks on civilians by the Syrian regime. He described Assad as a “mute devil” for exercising brutality against Syrians while not pressing harder to challenge Israel over its occupation of the Golan Heights.

Israel captured the strategic plateau in 1967. Despite hostility between the two countries, Israel and Syria have not gone to war since 1973.

Associated Press

  • 5thDrawer

    Jerk. Why use any ‘comparison’ with Israel at all? What does that have to do with the price of eggs?

  • 5thDrawer

    Jerk. Why use any ‘comparison’ with Israel at all? What does that have to do with the price of eggs?

  • joey

    well the israelis commando attack your ship what did you do buy some more equipments of them take it easy man

  • joey

    well the israelis commando attack your ship what did you do buy some more equipments of them take it easy man