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Syrian government still has chemical weapons capacity, says Turkey minister

Says a transition government is urgently needed in Syria.

world Updated: Apr 11, 2017 14:16 IST

Reuters, Istanbul
Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.
Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.(Reuters Phot)

Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Tuesday said Ankara’s findings showed the Syrian government still possessed chemical weapons capacity and urged for measures to prevent its potential usage.

Speaking to state-run broadcaster TRT Haber in Italy, Cavusoglu also said a transition government was urgently needed in Syria and that risks of chemical weapons would continue as long as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad remained in power.

First Published: Apr 11, 2017 14:15 IST

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