Opposition parties lash out at government over its Syria policy

August 01, 2012, Wednesday/ 17:30:00

Deputies from opposition parties have criticized the government’s policies regarding the Syrian crisis and pointed out that the way that government officials have explained the problems with Syria has been a failure.

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) parliamentary group deputy chairman Akif Hamzaçebi said the government’s Syria policy, including its hopes from Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) leader Massoud Barzani, has now failed. “The government’s Syria policy was established based on hopes for Barzani. The prime minister and his government have become Barzani’s apprentice in following his foreign policies.”

Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, Hamzaçebi addressed the government’s stance on the Syrian issue. “We don’t even have a proper policy. With the policies of the AK Party, Turkey is going to be divided.”

On the same day, Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) deputy Emin Haluk Ayhan criticized the foreign affairs minister. “The outcomes of the terrorism policy that Turkey has been following and those of its foreign policy towards Syria have put the country in a very difficult position,” he said.

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