Turkish president: Syria experiencing 'worst-case scenarios'
As shelling continued across the Turkey-Syria border, Turkish President Abdullah Gul said Monday Turkey would do anything necessary to protect itself, and bloodshed in Syria would only stop with action from the international community.
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Reports in August said Shara, a former foreign minister who was appointed vice president six years ago, had tried to defect to neighbouring Jordan, but Syrian state media subsequently said he had never considered leaving.
"The opposition is inclined to accept these names. Farouq al-Shara has the ability to understand the system of the last 20-30 years," Davutoglu told the state broadcaster TRT.
"Farouq al-Shara did not get involved in the recent incidents, the massacre, in a very wise and conscientious attitude. But perhaps there is nobody who knows the system better than al-Shara."