Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim
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Syria's Assad must change, says Turkish PM Yildirim

Turkey's policy towards Bashar al-Assad will only change if the Syrian president changes his actions, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has told BBC HARDtalk.

"Things need to change in Syria, but first of all Assad should change. Unless Assad changes, nothing changes in Turkey," Mr Yildirim said.

"Assad has the main responsibility for things turning this way."

You can see the interview in full at these times on BBC World News and the BBC News Channel and after transmission on BBC iPlayer (UK only).

  • 13 Jul 2016