Turkey’s Foreign Minister Calls on Hezbollah to Leave Syria


The action, sounded by Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, is seen as an effort to reduce extremism in Turkey’s strife-torn southern neighbour, beset by fighting since the government reacted  Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu called on Hezbollah and other foreign groups to leave Syria. The violence against anti-government demonstrations during the Arab Spring uprisings.

In demanding “outside forces” leave Syria, Davutoglu specifically mentioned Hezbollah.

“Although Turkey had supported Hezbollah in its honourable fight in Lebanon, the group should be taken out of Syria,” he said.

The EU last week blacklisted the armed wing of Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, citing the group’s involvement in last year’s attack on a bus carrying Israelis in Bulgaria, which killed six people and injured another 13.