Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday, sharply criticized the UN Security Council for its failure to put pressure on Bashar al-Assad's Syrian regime to stop the ongoing crimes of the past 19 months.
Speaking at the Istanbul World Forum, Erdogan said the Security Council needed to undergo a major structural reform.
"Nobody can say that the structure of the UN builds on justice. There are five permanent and 10 temporary members. Do 10 members mean something? When any of the five members vote no, everything finishes," he said with clear anger.
Meanwhile, SANA news reported that, the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement the Syrian authorities are willing to engage in direct talks with Turkey to defuse tension between the two countries.
"Damascus welcomes the initiative of Mr. Lavrov to set up a mechanism of direct contacts between Syria and Turkey, on security issues."
"The Syrian authorities have studied with the Russian ambassador to Damascus the option to establish a Turkish-Syrian security committee which will take the responsibility to monitor the situation on both sides of the border".
In Ankara, Turkish government has made no comment on the Russian proposal, and it is unclear whether Moscow has presented it to the Turkish government yet.
Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Ankara and Damascus are ready for the move, which, he feels, is the simplest way to do away with frictions and remove the distorted interpretations.
However, relations between the Assad regime and Turkey became aggravated following a Syrian airliner being intercepted by the Turkish air force on suspicion of carrying weapons.
The Turkish authorities allowed the plane and its passengers to leave Ankara nine hours after landing, but they seized parts of a cargo carried by the plane.
Erdogan later said, "The grounded plane contained equipment and munitions sent for the Syrian Defense Ministry from a Russian institution."
On his part, Reuters news reported that, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that, Turkey will retaliate without hesitation, if its border with Syria is violated again.
For the Turkish-Syrian border, recently, Turkey scrambled two more fighter jets in addition to 60 units of armor and artillery that were deployed in the area. There are 250 tanks, which are ready to open fire and 25 F-16 jet fighters, that are ready to fight.
We do not understand the Turkish politics, as it is changing every day. I think that Erdogan's government is unable to agree on a unified position.
Through statements by the Turkish Prime Minister, we get the feeling that this man wants to help the Syrian people by blaming the United Nations. However, through the Russian initiative, we understand that Turkey wants to return calm to its borders. It may also want to close its borders, to avoid the flee of more Syrian refugees ,who are escaping from the hell of Assad's massacres by fleeing to Turkey.
It seems that the security committee issue between Turkey and Syria has been settled, and that appeared clearly in the statement of the Russian foreign minister.
At the same time, the Turkish Foreign Minister threatens, and the army leadership strengthen the border with more troops. The reason for that is still unknown.
It is impossible for the Syrian regime to carry out a war with Turkey; why then is Turkey reinforcing its borders?
A few days ago, I mentioned in my report on Allvoices that there is confirmed information that despite the media war between the Syrian regime and Turkey, Turkey apparently felt that Assad's regime will remain. Therefore, they wish that the relationship with Syria will return to as it was previously. Of course, we must bear in mind that as Turkey supports the Syrian opposition. Syria also supports the Kurds; for this the two parties must reach a compromise.
The countries which were supporting the Syrian opposition began to withdraw. The Syrian people will find themselves alone in the battle. I am sure that the people will stay and the regime of Assad will fade as the communist regime is eliminated, no matter how long it will take.