Turkey abandoning Assad

Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan's government was one of the few that did not come out and condemn President Assad for his brutal crackdown on protestors. The tone employed by Turkey - up until now - was decidedly less frosty than any other nation except perhaps Iran. That appears about to change as Turkey now says they have "lost confidence" in the Syrian regime: Turkey said Sunday it had lost confidence in the regime in Syria after months of trying to broker an end to the bloodshed there and warned it could become the Arab Spring's next casualty. "Actually (the situation in Syria) has reached a level that everything is too little, too late. We lost our confidence," Turkish President Abdullah Gul said. "Everyone should know that we are with the Syrian people... What is fundamental is the people," he was quoted as saying by the Anatolia news agency. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan echoed his president's comments with a warning that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime could...(Read Full Post)