Erdogan: Syrian troops barbaric, ‘don’t behave like humans’
By JPOST.COM STAFF AND REUTERS
Syrian troops begin crackdown operation in town where 120 Syrian forces were killed, state TV says; Gates: Assad’s legitimacy questionable after “slaughter of innocents”; Turkish PM says can’t support Syria in UNSC.
In an escalation of rhetoric towards Syrian President Bashar Assad yet unseen from Ankara, Turkish Prime Minsiter Recep Tayyip Erdogan called the Syrian crackdown on protesters “inhumane,” and described it as barbaric, Turkish newspaper Today’s Zaman reported on Friday.
As some 2,500 refugees have fled to Turkey in recent days from Syria’s northern region where troops and tanks are amassing ahead of an expected offensive, blasted the tactics employed by Syria’s elite army units, led by President Assad’s brother, Maher.
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