Syrians living in Turkey demonstrate against the Assad regime outside the Syrian consulate in Istanbul
Syrians living in Turkey chant slogans during a protest in November 2011 against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad outside the Syrian consulate in Istanbul. © Bulent Kilic - AFP/File
Syrians living in Turkey demonstrate against the Assad regime outside the Syrian consulate in Istanbul
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Last updated: January 9, 2012

Turkey urges peaceful Syrian opposition

Turkey has called on the Syrian opposition to continue its resistance against President Bashar al-Assad's regime through "peaceful means," a foreign ministry spokesman said Monday.

"The Syrian opposition demands democracy and we told them during a meeting yesterday (Sunday) that this should be done through peaceful means," the spokesman told AFP, referring to Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu's talks in Istanbul with the opposition Syrian National Council.

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