Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb.6 / Trend, A.Taghiyeva /
Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey Bekir Bozdag believes that it is necessary to toughen sanctions against Syria in order to end the violence in this country, the Sabah newspaper reported.
Bozdag said ongoing bloodshed in Syria indicates that the ruling regime has lost legitimacy.
Last Friday, the Syrian army killed at least 350 civilians as a result of firing the Homs city.
Using the veto, Russia and China 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.