Davutoglu delivers four messages to Assad
Meeting with Syrian President Bashar Assad yesterday, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu delivered four messages from Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan. Davutoglu later met with his Syrian counterpart Walid al-Mouallem. During his talks with Assad, Davutoglu relayed the following messages:
- Don't delay moving towards a reform process, and especially lifting the state of emergency. Meeting with the opposition will bring political stability.
- Explain to the public the positive aspects of your approach to Sunnis as a result of your wife also being Sunni.
- Turkey is ready to provide support during the reform process.
- There are a number of examples of transformation going on in the region now, not just Egypt and Tunisia. A transition in Syria would affect the entire Middle East.