Thursday, 17 November 2011

Syria's Muslim Brotherhood 'open to Turkish intervention'




The Muslim Brotherhood obviously recognise Erdogan as a kindred spirit.
Mohammad Riad Shaqfa, a leader of Syria’s banned Muslim Brotherhood said Thursday his country would accept military intervention to stop the regime's deadly crackdown on pro-democracy protestors if it was led by Turkey instead of Western powers.

REUTERS - A leader of Syria’s outlawed Muslim Brotherhood said on Thursday the Syrian people would accept military intervention by Turkey, rather than Western countries, to protect them from President Bashar al-Assad’s security forces.

Mohammad Riad Shaqfa, who lives in exile in Saudi Arabia, told a news conference in Istanbul the international community should isolate Assad’s government to encourage people in their struggle to end more than four decades of Assad family rule.

Hundreds of people have been killed this month, one of the bloodiest periods in the revolt that began in March. The United Nations says more than 3,500 people have died in the unrest.

If Assad’s government refused to halt its repression, Shaqfa said Turkish intervention would be acceptable.

“If the international community procrastinates then more is required from Turkey as a neighbour to be more serious than other countries to handle this regime,” Shaqfa said.

“If other interventions are required, such as air protection, because of the regime’s intransigence, then the people will accept Turkish intervention. They do not want Western intervention,” Shaqfa said.
Source: France24

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