Erdogan Addressing al-Assad after the chemical massacre of Khan Shaikhoun?

Eldorar Alshamia Editor | 6 April, 2017

ElDorar AlShamia:

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Wednesday described Bashar al-Assad as a murderer, commenting on the chemical massacre in Khan Shaikhoun in the southern suburb of Idlib, criticizing international community’s silence.

"More than 100 civilians have been martyred by chemical weapons, including more than 50 children," said Erdogan in a speech to the crowd. "You, Assad! murderer, how will you get rid of these people’s suffering?"

The Turkish president stressed that his country is doing all it can to help the wounded of the chemical attack, noting that this is insufficient , criticizing the United Nations position on the use of chemical weapons.

Addressing the United Nations and the world, he said: "Who are silent about the chemical attack, how will you justify your position?"

Erdogan told his Russian counterpart immediately after the incident that "the bombing of Idlib using chemical weapons is unacceptable at all."

For his part, said British Foreign Minister, Boris Johnson said: The Syrian people live today the results of the decision of London and Washington, not to move towards the use of chemical weapons in Syria in 2013.

Johnson said he saw no reason why Assad remained in power after what he had committed in Syria, blaming the Syrian regime for the deaths of more than 400,000 people in the country.

German Foreign Minister Zygmar Gabriel described the use of chemical weapons as a "barbaric war crime" and called on Russia to make greater efforts to reach a solution in Syria. "The need for political dialogue between the parties in Syria is as neccesary as fighting against IS group .

The attack has provoked wide international reactions and condemnations, but nothing has been done so far except statements. The number of victims of the bombing of Assad's forces over the past six years has exceeded 500,000 Syrians, as well as millions of displaced people and hundreds of thousands of people injured by the use of conventional weapons.