Erdogan: Assad a ‘mute devil’ for not defying Israel

The Times of Israel 25 February 2013

Turkey’s prime minister denounced Syria’s leader Sunday, calling him a "mute devil” for carrying out attacks on his own people but not standing up to Israel’s occupation of Syrian territory.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan received several rounds of applause at a government communications forum in the United Arab Emirates, which has joined other Gulf nations in backing Syrian rebels seeking to topple President Bashar Assad. (continue reading...)