Turkey: opposition against intervention in Syria

CHP wants Foreign Minister Davutoglu removed from office

23 July, 14:57

    (ANSAmed) - ANKARA, JULY 23 - The main Turkish opposition party, the Republican People's Party (CHP), has accused Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government of preparing for possible military intervention in Syria and has asked that the country's foreign minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, be removed from office. CHP Deputy Chairman Faruk Logoglu, reports the Hurriyet website, said that the latest developments in northern Syria - where the armed wing of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) defeated Al Qaeda-linked Jabhat Al-Nusra jihadists in Ras Al-Ayn, and where the Kurds may set up an autonomous region - are a result of the mistakes made in Syrian policies by Erdogan and Davutoglu. ''These developments [in the northern part of Syria], which we think are progressing to some extent under the control of Turkey, give the impression that comes to establish grounds for intervention in Syria,'' Logoglu said. Ankara has warned Syrian Kurds not to declare any sort of autonomous region in northern Syria, saying that serious repercussions would result and that Turkey would not allow such a thing to happen, Davutoglu said last week. The Turkish army has since sent reinforcements to the border. Logoglu said that the government should change its foreign minister, or at least adopt a new Syrian policy under the current one.(ANSAmed).

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