Noting that they want this change to be realized as soon as possible, Davutoğlu stated, "We do not want to see any more of our Syrian brothers' lives lost."
Davutoğlu reminded that Turkey supported the U.N. intervention in Iraq following Saddam Hussein's 1988 Kurdish massacre, and stated, "If we are to discuss the hierarchy of values, then human life is the highest value there is." Davutoğlu stated that he is against the qualification of the events unfolding in Syria as being sectarian strife and stated that the tension currently experienced in the nation is the result of the rising voice of the public demanding their basic rights and freedoms from an authoritarian regime.
Davutoğlu also added, "Heated issues there could quickly transform into sectarian conflict."
ISSUING SANCTIONS ON IRAN IS NOT A SOLUTION
Davutoğlu also discussed the issue of Iran during the interview and stated that implementing additional sanctions was not the right way of resolving issues. Davutoğlu also stated that despite the U.N. resolution, Turkey does not deem additional sanctions against Iran as being necessary and should nuclear negotiations be held in Turkey they may revise such further sanctions.
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