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Turkish foreign minister says “red line crossed” in Syria

AFP [1]
August 22, 2013

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Thursday a “red line was crossed” in Syria and called for international action following reports of a massacre involving chemical weapons.

“We call on the international community in this situation where the red line was crossed long ago to intervene as soon as possible,” he said in Berlin after talks with his German counterpart Guido Westerwelle.

Davutoglu said the United Nations Security Council had been too hesitant in the face of the bloodletting in Syria.

“If we don’t manage to pass sanctions, we will lose the power to create a deterrent,” he said, speaking through an interpreter.

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