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Erdogan says Turkey backs US-enforced bo-fly zone in Syria

Erdogan says Turkey backs US-enforced bo-fly zone in Syria



Speaking to NBC News, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons and crossed the "red line" drawn by US President Barack Obama. "It is clear that the regime has used chemical weapons and missiles. They used about 200 missiles, according to our intelligence," Erdogan said. Stating that there are different sizes missiles and also the deaths caused by these missiles, as well as serious burns and chemical reactions. In response to a question if Assad's opponents have used such weapons, Erdogan said, "There is no way I can believe in this now. First of all, how are they going to obtain this? Who would give such weapons to them? But if it does exist, then we are against it.  We are against whoever holds the weapons," adding, "We want the United States to assume more responsibilities and take further steps. And what sort of steps they will take, we are going to talk about this," Erdogan said in remarks to NBC News. Asked whether Turkey would support a US-enforced no-fly zone in Syria, Erdogan said, 'Right from the beginning, we would say 'yes'."

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