Turkey says no-fly zone needed

2015-01-16 22:30
Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar (L) Salehi with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. (AP)

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar (L) Salehi with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. (AP)

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Istanbul - Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Friday the Syrian city of Aleppo must be protected from bombardment by President Bashar Assad's forces before Turkey would consider stepping up its role in the US-led coalition against Islamic State (ISIS).

"The source of the problem is the Assad regime's brutality ... [We want a] no-fly zone ... so that Aleppo will be protected at least against the air bombardment and there will be no new refugees coming to Turkey," Davutoglu told Reuters in an interview.

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