Syrian leader Assad blames Turkey for bloodshed in his country.

By bne IntelliNews August 31, 2012
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in a TV interview that Turkey was directly responsible for the continued violence and bloodshed in his country. Assad also rejected the idea of establishing UN-backed buffer zones inside Syria to shelter Syrians fleeing the conflict. Assad said the idea was unrealistic. The UN-backed buffer zones are proposed by Turkish foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu. Earlier this week UN refugee agency UNCHR warned that the Syrian refugees in Turkey could top 200,000. It is estimated that Turkey currently hosts more than 70,000 Syrian refugees in the camps near the Syrian border. Meanwhile, Davutoglu addressed the UN Security Council on Thursday and once again urged the UN to create refugees camps in safe zones within Syria. Davutoglu also criticised the UN for remaining reluctant in the face of a humanitarian disaster in Syria.
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