Syrian opposition meet for talks in Turkey

30 May 2011

Opposition activists begin talks about how to ousts Al-Assad

On 1 June, Syrian opposition activists opened talks in Turkey to discuss ways to trigger a regime change in Damascus and to draw up plans for a peaceful transition.

More than 300 activists gathered in Antalya a day after President Bashar al-Assad announced an amnesty for political prisoners. Molham Aldrobi, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, says that Al-Assad “should be seeking amnesty from the people for himself.”

The gathering called Conference for Change in Syria, is expected to last until 3 June.

Al-Assad issued a decree granting a general amnesty on 31 May. It covered all political movements in the country, including the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.

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