Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Turkish PM under fire over bombings ahead of US trip

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Turkish opposition leaders accused Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of pursuing a flawed Syria policy that has cost Turkish lives following a deadly twin bombing last week as Erdoğan headed to Washington Wednesday for talks on the Syria crisis.

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan accused Turkey's two main opposition parties of assuming a “provocative and inhuman approach” in the aftermath of a deadly May 11 twin bombing near the Syrian border as the opposition leaders accused Erdoğan of pursuing a Syria policy that has cost the lives of Turkish citizens.

The angry exchanges between Erdoğan and Republican People’s Party leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu and Nationalist Movement Party leader Devlet Bahçeli are the latest indication of the strong differences between their respective Syria policies. The harsh rhetoric came just hours before Erdoğan departed for a much-anticipated official visit to Washington, where he will have talks with US President Barack Obama on Thursday that are expected to focus on the Syrian crisis.


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