Turkish Foreign Ministry: Iran and Russia are late in resolving Syrian crisis
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan.5 /Trend R. Hafizoglu /
Iran and Russia are late in resolving the Syrian crisis, TRT Haber TV channel quotes Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as saying on Saturday.
Davutoglu said that if the two countries had used their influence on the Syrian regime at the right time, it would be possible to avoid many victims in Syria.
Davutoglu also said that Ankara is not convinced that after Bashar Assad leaves, the crisis in the country will end.
Anti-government protests have continued in Syria for more than a year and half. According to UN human rights commissioner, the total number of victims of the conflict in Syria is nearing 60,000. More than 230,000 have become refugees with around three million in need of humanitarian assistance. The Syrian authorities say they oppose the well-armed militants.