Turkey against Syrian regime, ‘Islamic State’ – PM
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct.10
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkey is against the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria and the terrorist organization known as the 'Islamic State', TRT Haber TV channel quoted Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as saying on Oct.10.
He said the government of Bashar al-Assad is the cause of all problems in Syria.
Davutoglu also denied the claims of the head of Turkey's oppositional Republican People's Party Kemal Kilicdaroglu who said that Turkish government supports the militants of the 'Islamic State'.
"If Kilicdaroglu has evidences to back up these claims, then he should make them public," the prime minister added.
The 'Islamic State' (IS, formerly ISIL or ISIS) was created in 2003 in Iraq. Between 2004 and 2006, the organization was led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, and consisted of 11 radical Islamist groups, which had close ties to the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda.