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Davutoglu criticises Turkish opposition over their silence on Assad's crimes

November 10, 2014 at 3:59 pm

Turkish Prime Minister and leader of the ruling Justice and Development Party, Ahmet Davutoglu, criticised the Turkish opposition yesterday for their silence on the Assad regime’s crimes and raising their voices only when their own ideologies are attacked.

Davutoglu’s statements were made during a Justice and Development party conference in Ankara.

He said that the Republican People’s Party’s leader Kamal Klijdar Ihsanoglu remained silent when Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad used chemical weapons and missiles against his own people and only spoke out about the situation in Kobani. Davutoglu accused Ihsanoglu of not knowing where Kobani lies geographically and therefore he should not argue that the Turkish government should interfere.

The prime minister said that Ihsanoglu does not understand the scale of justice and cannot differentiate between the oppressor and the oppressed.

Davutoglu also criticised the head of the Kurdish Democratic and Peace Party Salahuddin Dmirattash for speaking so frequently about freedom and democracy yet remaining silent about Al-Assad’s crimes.

He concluded by saying that the Justice and Development Party advocates for humanity and that it will continue to stand against the oppressor no matter what his creed or race and on the side of the oppressed.