Syria’s exiled opposition has come together in an attempt to forge a coherent strategy for a future democratic Syria.
The conference in the Turkish resort of Antalya brought together a broad spectrum of opposition figures forced abroad over the past three decades. Delegates want an end to Baathist rule, in power since a 1963 coup.
Moulhem Droubi, from the Muslim Brotherhood explained the idea behind the meeting: “The committee will complement what our people in Syria are doing. We will be helping them and giving them political support and logistical support in order to make sure that those stakeholders who are concerned and involved in the change that is happening in Syria and that the future is much more comfortable than the one Basher Assad can offer.”
As the representatives, a union of Islamists and Christians, chanted slogans a number of pro-Assad supporters tried to gatecrash proceedings without success.