Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan charged on Tuesday that Syrian President Bashar Assad has "surpassed his father in crimes and massacres, and he will have to pay the price sooner or later."
"Assad has surpassed his father in crimes and massacres, and it is not possible to forgive that. He will have to pay the price sooner or later," Erdogan said during a speech in Algeria, which he is visiting on a four-day tour of North Africa.
Assad's father and predecessor Hafez Assad crushed a Muslim Brotherhood uprising in the central Syrian city of Hama in 1982, killing between 10,000 and 40,000 people.
"We support their demands (of the Syrian people) who aspire to democracy," said Erdogan.
Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer