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Syrian dissidents opposed to Bashar al-Assad give a press conference in Istanbul

Turkey is reportedly planning to enter into negotiations with Syrian minorities in a bid to persuade them to withdraw their support from the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

In a bid to help fuel the unrest in Syria, the European Union, Arab League, US and Turkey have been in contact and supporting dissidents across Syria. But there are also reports suggesting that the opposition, in collaboration with Turkey, is now trying to make contact with pro-government groups in Syria.

Minorities such as the Christians, the Druze and the Alawites have been expressing full support for President Assad and his reform program since the beginning of unrest in the country.

Turkey has reportedly promised to guarantee security for Syrian minorities after the supposed fall of Assad’s government.

Syria has been experiencing a deadly unrest ever since mid-March, with demonstrations being held both against and in support of President Bashar al-Assad’s government.

Hundreds of people, including members of the security forces, have been killed in the turmoil.

Damascus blames “outlaws, saboteurs and armed terrorist groups” for the unrest, saying it is being orchestrated from abroad.

Confessions by Syrian rebels in which they admit to carrying out armed activities and killing people as well as security forces prove that recent developments in the country are to be seen as parts of an attempt to overthrow the current government and replace it with a US-backed regime.

Syrian opposition groups have also been interviewed by Israeli news outlets over the past months. The interviews clearly show the future Syria they envision, which will be developing relations with Tel Aviv.

This is while the Arab League resolution adopted against Syria has increased the unity of Syrians. Figures show that over the past weeks, nearly 12 million people have demonstrated in support of Syrian President Assad.

HM/HGH – PressTV