Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday said that "an electoral government had to be established in Syria which would facilitate the establishment of political parties".
ISTANBUL- Speaking to reporters at Istanbul's Ataturk International Airport after returning from Moscow, Erdogan said that the new political parties in Syria should be shaped by the will of the Syrian people.
"If a new government gets established and Bashar al-Assad remains in the leadership, nothing could change in Syria," Erdogan told reporters.
"I believe that the most important aspect of the Geneva process is the formation of a transitional government in Syria in which al-Assad would not be present," Erdogan underlined.
"Opposition members and independents must join this transitional government in Syria," Erdogan stressed.
Defining his one-day visit to Moscow as fruitful, Erdogan said that the transitional government in Syria should prepare for elections and that Russia looked favorably at such a possibility.
Touching on Syrian arguments that Turkey was responsible for Wednesday's blast in Damascus that killed at least five people, Prime Minister Erdogan said that Turkey would never resort to such an act where the brotherly and friendly people of Syria were.
"We can not accept the arguments of the Syrian Information Ministry," Erdogan underlined. "As Turkey, we support Syria's territorial integrity and want to see the Syrian people in unity. We only want to see that these people do not get killed," Erdogan stated.
"We believe that the UN Security Council's steps could end the massacres in Syria," Erdogan also said.