PM Erdogan warns Esad of sectarian clashes in Syria
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has expressed concern that Syria might split along sectarian lines as tensions continue to grow in Turkey's southern neighbor. "We have concerns that sectarian clashes might erupt in Syria that could split the country. We do not want to see such a thing," Erdogan told reporters on Saturday during a visit to the governor's office in the Black Sea province of Rize. Erdogan said the last time he talked to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was nearly 10 days ago, adding that the Turkish ambassador in Damascus is however in continuous contact with the Syrian government.