Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb.6 / Trend, A.Taghiyeva /
Countries in the region that keep silent in the face of violence in Syria, should delete the word "Islam" from the name of their country, the Zaman newspaper quotes Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc as saying.
"I wonder why Iran and other countries in the region keep silent in the face of violence in Syria?" he said.
According to Arinc, Turkey will always support the Syrians' demands, and will do everything possible to stop the bloodshed in the country.
Russia and China using the veto blocked the adoption of a resolution on Syria at the UN Security Council last Saturday. This is the second time when Russia and China as permanent members of the UN Security Council did not allow a resolution on Syria.
Anti-government protests, which began in mid-March, continue in Syria for already ten months. Daily reports are received about death of people - both civilians and security forces. According to the UN statistics, the total number of victims in the country exceeds 5,000 people. The Syrian authorities accuse armed militants of the clashes, who receive assistance from neighboring countries.