PM: Turkey's stance on Syria not related to economic accounts
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that Turkey's stance regarding Syria was not related to economic or political accounts, Anadolu Agency reported.
The ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party chairman Erdogan responded to criticisms on Turkish government's policy about Syria during his speech at the his party's parliamentary group meeting.
Erdogan said that Turkey could not remain indifferent to what has happened in its neighboring country.
The number of Syrians who fled violence in their country and who were staying in camps in Turkey was almost 100,000, he said, adding that Turkey would keep exerting efforts for Syrian people.
Turkey did not have eye on land or sovereignty of any country, he said, stating that Turkey was exerting efforts to save Syrian people from chaos and cruelty.