Muslim Brotherhood Open to Turkish 'Intervention' in Syriaإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
The leader of Syria's exiled Muslim Brotherhood said Thursday that his compatriots would accept Turkish "intervention" in the country to resolve months of bloody unrest.
"The Syrian people would accept intervention coming from Turkey, rather than from the West, if its goal was to protect the people," Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammad Riad Shakfa told a press conference.
"We may ask more from Turkey as a neighbor," he also said, without elaborating on the nature of the intervention which the Brotherhood might consider acceptable.
On Thursday, pro-government daily Sabah reported that the opposition Syrian National Council (SNC), together with the Muslim Brotherhood, had asked Turkey to establish a no-fly zone on the Syrian side of the shared border to protect Syrian civilians.
Mohammed Farouk Tayfour, political leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and a member of the SNC, declined to comment on the allegations, saying only that discussions were held on "every possible means" with several governments in order to stop violence.