Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu
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Turkey PM: 'Turkey is a victim of the Syrian crisis'

Turkey's prime minister has said his country will push again for a no-fly zone over Syria.

In an exclusive interview with the BBC's Jeremy Bowen, Ahmet Davutoglu said a "safe area" was needed to support civilians from so-called Islamic State (IS) and Syrian government forces.

He also said Turkey had become a "victim" of the Syrian crisis, and that supporting refugees fleeing Syria had become a "great burden".

Mr Davutoglu also denied that his country supported IS, calling such accusations "unfair".

  • 11 Aug 2015
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