“There’s nothing more to be told about Syria,” he stated, speaking of the bloodshed in the settlement of Treimsa in Hama province, which democracy actvists said was bombarded by government forces.
According to a United Nations spokeswoman and an activist on the ground, more than one hundred fifty people passed away. If affirmed, the toll would exceed that of a slaughter at Houla on May 25, when government forces and allied militia were charged of killing at least 108 people.
“This inhuman slaughter, this attempted genocide, are just early marks pointing to the dying of this regime,” Erdogan told a meeting of his Justice and Development party in the north-western town of Kocaeli.
The Treimsa killings have activated a global outcry against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, with United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon demanding urgent action to cease the bloodshed.
“All dictators are cowards … Eventually, these cruel despots will go and the people will wish a settling of accounts,” he told in comments aired on public television.
Erdogan, a one-time ally of Damascus, has previously called Assad “a bloody dictator” and called on him to step down.