Assad: Turkey must remain mediator between Syria and Israel

July 17, 2010 11:28

Turkey must remain the mediator between Syria and Israel and is the country most qualified to serve in the position, Syrian President Bashar Assad said Saturday.

Speaking to Turkish reporters in Damascus, Assad called Turkey “Syria’s greatest hope” in reaching a peace agreement with Israel. “The position of mediator in the indirect talks belongs to Turkey,” Assad said. “We are completely confident in Ankara’s ability to successfully carry out this duty.”

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