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Muslim Brotherhood rejects NATO intervention in Syria

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Muslim Brotherhood rejects NATO intervention in Syria


The leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria says he would welcome Turkey stepping in to stop the violence, but not the West.

euronews caught up with Riad Shafka after he held a press conference in Turkey’s capital Ankara on Thursday.

The organisation is no longer a political force in Syria and many of its top-ranking members have been exiled.

“If the regime continues punishing the population and we can’t find any diplomatic solution, Syrian people would prefer a military intervention jointly carried out by Arab nations and Turkey rather than a Nato operation with the US and the western countries,” said Shafka.

“We ask the people of Europe to mobilise through big street demonstrations in order to push their governments, so those European governments will pressurise the Syrian regime to end.

“We don’t expect Bashar Al Assad’s regime to last much longer – it’s already collapsing. We hope he’ll be out before the end of this year,” said Shafka.

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