Davutoglu says transitional government should leave out those with bloody hands
Speaking before his departure for Amman, Jordan, to attend a meeting of the Friends of Syria group, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that the process that would lead up to the establishment of a transition government will be detailed in the course of negotiations among parties involved. Regarding who will join the second Geneva conference from Syrian regime, Davutoglu said, "Many names especially some speculative ones have been shared with public. Our criteria are obvious for the persuasiveness of process. Those who have not had blood in their hands during past two years should be in negotiation process. Otherwise, we would equate victim with criminal," adding, "We support legitimate opposition in Syria, Syrian people and shelter-seekers, and we support the ones who were not involved in tyranny in Syrian government to join negotiation process." Stating that the main goal is to put an immediate end to oppression in Syria and the suffering of the Syrian people, Davutoglu said that the success of a transitional government, he said could be measured by whether or not it would give hope to the refugees living in Turkey and other countries to go back to their country in anticipation of peace. Davutoglu added that after the meeting in Amman, the Syrian opposition would come together in Istanbul.