Turkey Calls for Truce in Syria for Muslim Holiday

Friday, 19 Oct 2012 04:51 AM

 

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ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey's foreign minister has joined an appeal for a cease-fire to stop the bloodshed in Syria during a Muslim holiday.

Ahmet Davutoglu on Friday urged both Syrian forces and rebels to end hostilities "at least" through the four-day Eid al-Adha holiday that begins on Oct. 26. He said the sides should also aim for a truce that lasts beyond the holiday.

The U.N. envoy to Syria is pushing for a temporary cease-fire. Iran and Iraq have also called for a truce.

Davutoglu says the Syrian government should take the first steps by halting attacks "immediately and without preconditions."

Syria says it wants a cease-fire but the rebels lack a unified leadership that can agree to it.

Both sides have flouted previous cease-fires after verbally agreeing to them.

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