BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – The Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu stated on Wednesday that the Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad should step down from his position in order to open the way for a political settlement.
“The Assad regime should absolutely leave power in Syria. It is not the first time the Assad regime used chemical weapons,” the Turkish FM stated, as quoted by Hurriyet Daily News.
“Leaving the chemical weapons aside, he has killed nearly one million people using other weapons through aerial bombing, barrel bombs and conventional weapons,” Çavuşoğlu said at an event on Islamophobia organized in the Turkish capital Ankara.
“Thus, this individual should leave power immediately and we should move on to a political process,” he would add.