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In a major blow to foreign intervention in Syria, the just published results from an independent public opinion survey indicate that the Syrian people overwhelmingly reject the Turkish government’s policies towards their country. 65% of Syrians surveyed regarded the Turkish government as very unfriendly or hostile with only 16% characterising it as friendly. Turkey has, of course, been one of the main backers of the violent, sectarian “Free Syrian Army”.

Asked to assess Turkey’s response to the crisis in Syria 69% of Syrians surveyed characterised the response as ‘negative’ with only 23% characterising it as ‘positive’.

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