Turkish PM says Syrian gov't actions "not humane"

16:27, June 10, 2011      

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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday described Syrian government's actions as "not humane," saying Turkey can not continue to support the administration as violence escalated in the country, local media reported.

"I spoke with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad four to five days ago about the situation there. They (the administration of Syria) are not acting in an humane fashion," the semi-official Anatolia news agency quoted Erdogan as speaking on ATV channel.

"In the face of violence, we can not continue to support Syria, " he said.

A total of 2,792 Syrian refugees have fled clashes in their country to neighboring Turkey's Hatay province as of Friday morning, Anatolia reported.

"We can not close our doors to those Syrians trying to escape from violence. But how long we keep the doors open is another question," Erdogan said.

Around 100 Syrians were receiving treatment in several Turkish hospitals in Hatay, according to Anatolia.

It said Turkey's Red Crescent Aid Society was working to erect a third tent city in Boynuyogun village of Hatay's Altinozu town for 5,000 refugees apart from the two tent cities already set up in Yayladagi and Altinozu towns.

Source: Xinhua
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