Turkish Foreign Ministry: Regime representatives shouldn’t enter transitional government in Syria

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Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan.22
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

The remains of the Syrian regime shouldn't enter the country's transitional government, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said in his speech at the Geneva-2 peace conference, Turkish TRT Haber TV channel reported on Jan.22.

Ankara has always tried to settle the Syrian crisis peacefully, according to the foreign minister.

Davutoglu also pointed out that the Syrian government is accusing the country's civilians of terrorism.

"If we are to believe to the words of Syrian government, then over 4.2 million Syrians who left the country are terrorists," Davutoglu said.

At the opening of the Geneva-2 peace conference on Syria, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stated that Bashar al-Assad shouldn't enter the composition of transitional Syrian government.

During the conflict in Syria, which began in March 2011, over 140, 000 people were killed and over 4.2 million have become refugees in Syrian territory as well as two million have fled to neighbouring countries. The main burden of receiving refugees has lain on Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. The total population of Syria before the conflict amounted to 20 million.

Translated by L.Z.

Edited by S.M.

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