Turkish citizens recommended abstaining from touring Syria
Azerbaijan, Baku, November 21 / Trend, A. Tagiyeva /
The Foreign Ministry of Turkey has recommended citizens of the country to abstain from visiting Syria, paper Yeni Safak reported.
Attacks against Turkey's diplomatic representations were committed in a number of Syrian towns earlier.
A week ago, some 1,000 demonstrators attacked the Embassy of Turkey to Damascus, throwing stones and bottles on the Embassy's building. Possibly storm of the Embassy was prevented only after police arrived in the place. A bus with Turkish pilgrims, who were on their way back from Saudi Arabia, was shot at the Syrian-Turkish border today. One pilgrim was injured.
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmed Davutoglu stated earlier that the ascending crisis in Syria could lead to civil war.
For his part, Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz warned that if violence in Syria goes on Turkey can interrupt power supply to this country and impose other economic sanctions against it.
Nonstop anti-governmental protests in Syria have already been continuing for more than 8 months. The confrontation, particularly, in the country's third biggest city, Homs, and provinces Hama and Idlib has lately acquired the nature of violence.
The United Nations says the number of clash victims in the country exceeded 3,500. The Syrian authorities claim more than 1,500 were killed from both sides, including more than 1,100 law enforcers.
The Arab League insists the violence must be stopped so the Army must withdraw from towns and Syrian security forces must stop persecuting protesters.
At an emergency meeting at the Arab League Cairo Headquarters earlier, the Arab League Foreign Ministers decided to suspend the participation of Syrian delegation's work in the League in connection with the continuing violence.