Last updated: 9 January, 2012

Turkey urges peaceful Syrian opposition

Turkey has called on the Syrian opposition to continue its resistance against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime through “peaceful means,” a foreign ministry spokesman said Monday.

“The Syrian opposition demands democracy and we told them during a meeting yesterday (Sunday) that this should be done through peaceful means,” the spokesman told AFP, referring to Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s talks in Istanbul with the opposition Syrian National Council.