Turkey urges response to 'crime against humanity' in Syria

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Posted: Aug 27, 2013 5:09 AM
Turkey urges response to 'crime against humanity' in Syria

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Tuesday a gas attack near Damascus last week which killed hundreds of people constituted a "crime against humanity" and was a test for the international community.

"This is a crime against humanity and a crime against humanity should not go unanswered, what needs to be done must be done. Today, it is clear the international community is faced with a test," Davutoglu told reporters.

(Reporting by Jonathon Burch and Duygu Erdogan; Editing by Nick Tattersall)