Erdogan: International community is inept over Syrian violence
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 6 /Trend A.Taghiyeva/
The international community is inactive in the face of on-going violence in Syria, Prime Minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, TV channel TRT Haber reported.
"The aggressive action of the Syrian authorities has become especially hostile in recent days," Erdogan said on Tuesday.
He expressed regret that the international community, led by the United Nations has limited itself to becoming an observer of an event.
Erdogan issued a call to put more pressure on the Syrian authorities to open humanitarian corridors to deliver aid to the needy, including in Homs, as well as to implement the action plan of the Arab League against Damascus. He said the Turkish authorities will continue diplomatic efforts to resolve the crisis in Syria.
Anti-government protests which began in mid-March 2011 have continued in Syria for over 10 months. Daily reports are received about people being killed - both civilians and security forces. According to UN statistics, the total number of victims in the country exceeds 7500. The Syrian authorities accuse armed militants of the causing clashes, who in turn receive assistance from neighbouring countries.