Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said yesterday that negotiating with Syrian regime President Bashar Al-Assad is inexcusable and likened it to negotiating with Nazi leader, Adolf Hitler.
The Anadolu Agency reported Davutoglu telling a parliamentary group meeting of his Justice and Development Party: "There is no difference if you shake hands with Hitler, or Milosevic, or Radovan Karadzic or Saddam Hussein or Assad."
"If you sit down with Al-Assad and shake hands, it will never be erased from the memory of the conscience of humanity," he said.
"The United States would eventually have to negotiate with Bashar Al-Assad for political transition," Kerry said during an interview with CBS News which aired on Sunday.
On Monday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu voiced similar criticism saying: "What is there to negotiate [with Al-Assad]? How will you negotiate with a regime that has killed more than 200,000 people and used chemical weapons? What result have you been able to get from negotiations so far?"