Turkey: Assad turning Syria into 'bloodbath'

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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's Foreign Ministry has strongly condemned the continued attacks against civilians in Syria despite an agreement with the Arab League to halt the bloodshed.

The ministry said in a statement e-mailed early Thursday that President Bashar Assad's regime was turning the country into a "bloodbath."

It says the violence is in stark contrast to the spirit of the agreement and is raising doubts about Syria's "true intentions."

Two days of violence in Syria near the Turkish border have left more than 200 people dead.

The Ministry says no administration "can come out a winner from a struggle against its own people" and renews a call on Damascus to immediately end the violence and take steps "in line with the demands of the people."

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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's Foreign Ministry has strongly condemning the continued attacks against civilians in Syria despite an agreement with the Arab League to halt the bloodshed.

The Ministry said in a statement emailed early Thursday that President Bashar Assad's regime was turning the country into a "bloodbath."

It says the violence is in stark contrast to the spirit of the agreement and is raising doubts about Syria's "true intentions."

Two days of violence in Syria near the Turkish border have left more than 200 people dead.

The Ministry says no administration "can come out a winner from a struggle against its own people" and renews a call on Damascus to immediately end the violence and take steps "in line with the demands of the people."

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