Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and French President Francois Hollande, who held a meeting hours before the G-20 summit talks on the global economy in St. Petersburg started, agreed that President Bashar al-Assad’s recent chemical weapons attack in Damascus suburb should not go unpunished.
The two leaders, who share the view that a military intervention in Syria is necessary, told each other during the meeting that they respect US President Barack Obama’s decision to seek congressional approval for a military strike, according to Prime Ministry sources who Today’s Zaman talked to.
Sources noted that Erdoğan presented Hollande with evidence about the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime in Ghouta.
Erdoğan highlighted the need for the international community to act responsibly in the Syrian crisis and to take the necessary steps as soon as possible.
On his part, Hollande said France attaches great importance to bilateral relations with Turkey and that he wanted to pay a visit to Turkey as soon as possible.