|Date: 10/05/2012 Time: 10:38:00 PM
Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesperson Selcuk Unal
on Thursday cast doubts over the ability of the UN-Arab League Joint Envoy to
Syria Kofi Annan's plan to put an end to the violence in Syria.
The six-point plan can never bear fruit without forcing the Syrian regime
to stop the military attacks against the protesters aspiring for freedom and
democracy, Unal said in his weekly press briefing here.
Although the plan provides for a complete halt to all hostilities, the
Syrian regular forces persist in the killing of popular protesters in cities
and towns countrywide, he regretted.
Despite the calls for giving Annan's plan a chance to succeed, the Turkish
government is pessimistic about the prospects of this initiative as long as
regime forces continue their bloody campaign and repression of the opposition,
Asked about two Turkish journalists detained in Syria more than a month
ago, the spokesman said his government is pressing for their early release,
and that the Turkish nationals are in good health.