Turkey raps int’l failure to tackle Syria aid crisis

A Syrian refugee carries her baby in central Ankara October 20, 2013. Reuters Photo

A Syrian refugee carries her baby in central Ankara October 20, 2013. Reuters Photo

KUWAIT: Turkey’s foreign minister on Thursday deplored what he called an international failure to tackle the humanitarian crisis in war-ridden Syria, saying food and medicine are running out and snipers are shooting pregnant women.

Ahmet Davutoglu said Turkey, which has received more than 600,000 Syrian refugees, would keep its border with Syria open to people fleeing the violence but said the world needed to share the humanitarian burden. “I have to express our deep disappointment and frustration because of the absence of a proper reaction by the international community regarding the humanitarian situation on the ground,” he told reporters in Kuwait during a bilateral visit.

Source: Reuters

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