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Revisiting Davutoglu on Syria

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s first-ever admission of mistakes in Syria policy offers clues to his mindset.
Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu wipes his eye as he addresses a news conference during an European Union-Turkey association council in Brussels May 27, 2013. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir (BELGIUM - Tags: POLITICS) - RTX102QD

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu spoke for three hours on May 24 to 20 journalists he had invited to a hotel to discuss his Syria policy. He also answered questions about it.

There are two main reasons to examine the minister’s comments, as much as they were reported in newspapers.

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