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Only a day after its general elections, Turkey has begun a substantial re-evaluation of its Syrian policy, as more than 7,000 Syrians have now fled to Hatay while another 15,000 mass near the border, according to reports.
“Turkey will keep engaging with Syria [to urge it to enact reforms and abstain from violence], but Syria’s attitude will determine our position,” a ministry official speaking on condition of anonymity told the Hürriyet Daily News.
The Turkish Foreign Ministry held a coordination meeting Monday with the participation of the Prime Minister’s Office, during which officials made “a political evaluation on Syria,” according to diplomats.
The meeting came after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Thursday that Ankara would talk to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in a “very different manner” after Sunday’s vote.
A day after the general elections, Turkey has begun a reappraisal of its policies toward unrest-hit Syria after a recent spike in the number of people fleeing the Arab republic. Some 7,000 Syrians have sought refuge in southern Turkey since the beginning of the security crackdown
Originally posted by gandalph
What on earth makes you see "WW3" in any of the article above? You're joking.