Davutoglu: Chemical weapons are crime against humanity
Djibril Yipene Bassole, the foreign minister of Burkina Faso, arrived in Ankara on Thursday upon an invitation by Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. The two ministers held a joint press conference, in which Davutoglu said that whoever used chemical weapons, it was a crime against humanity. Stating that Turkey will hold standardized blood tests for every injured Syrian fleeing from the war-torn country across the Turkish border in order to check for the use of chemical weapons, Davutoglu said that Ankara would share the results of blood tests with the public and international organizations. Davutoglu also said that Turkey was worried about stockpiles of those weapons being in the hands of Syrian regime. During the live televised press conference, Bassole briefly passed out. Several officials helped lift Bassole up and sat him down on a chair. He later walked away with Davutoglu's help and was taken to a nearby hospital for a checkup. The doctor at Ankara's Ataturk Hospital said Bassole's tests showed that he had a low blood sugar count but found nothing wrong with his heart. "Because he is our guest, we do not want him to leave until we are sure that everything is well," Davutoglu said.