Erdogan predicts end to Assad's regime

Print version
Sept. 14, 2012, 4:09 p.m. | World — by Associated Press

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan predicted an "inevitable end" to Assad's regime in Syria.

Associated Press

Associated Press

YALTA — Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad is about to come to an "inevitable end."

He urged regional leaders to unite in order to prevent the Syrian conflict from further destabilizing the Middle East.

Erdogan told an international conference in the Ukrainian city of Yalta that "we must say a vocal 'no' to this drama of humankind, not let the flame engulf the whole region."

Turkey is concerned that Kurdish rebels could exploit the power vacuum in neighboring Syria and has warned it would not tolerate any rebel threats from Syrian territory.

The Kyiv Post is hosting comments to foster lively public debate through the Disqus system. Criticism is fine, but stick to the issues. Comments that include profanity or personal attacks will be removed from the site. The Kyiv Post will ban flagrant violators. If you think that a comment or commentator should be banned, please flag the offending material.
comments powered by Disqus


© 1995–2016 Public Media

Web links to Kyiv Post material are allowed provided that they contain a URL hyperlink to the material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. Otherwise, all materials contained on this site are protected by copyright law and may not be reproduced without the prior written permission of Public Media at
All information of the Interfax-Ukraine news agency placed on this web site is designed for internal use only. Its reproduction or distribution in any form is prohibited without a written permission of Interfax-Ukraine.