Turkey's Gul tells Assad: Don't wait till it's too late

By REUTERS
August 12, 2011 14:57

ISTANBUL - Turkish President Abdullah Gul has warned Syrian President Bashar Assad not to leave reforms until it is too late in a letter delivered to the Syrian president earlier this week, state-run Anatolian news agency reported on Friday.

Part of a campaign of Turkish pressure on neighbor Syria, for whom Turkey has been an important ally, the letter was delivered by Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu when he visited Damascus and held talks with Assad on Tuesday.

"I don't want to see you looking back one day and regretting that what you have done was too little and too late," Anatolian quoted Gul as writing in the letter, saying Turkish people were saddened by the bloodshed in Syria.


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