Addressing the Turkish Grand National Assembly on the commencement of the new legislative year, President Gul said: "Civil war is the most merciless of wars."
"As these conflicts drag out, radicalism and extremism take root to establish their own infrastructure and threaten not only the country suffering from civil war, but also regional and global stability."
He said continued inaction of the international community on Syria was unacceptable, while asserting that the survival of the Syrian people "should not be sacrificed to balance-of-power policies and narrow interests".
To solve the crisis, a "new Syria" should be built, which is in peace with its citizens and neighbours, while its territorial integrity and political unity are kept intact, the Turkish president said.
The "new Syria" should be established after a period of transition, Gul said, adding that there should be no place for" anyone who has committed war crimes or crimes against humanity".
Turkey, once an ally of Damascus but now a leading voice against it, has reportedly provided Syrian rebel army leaders with sanctuary.
--IANS (Posted on 02-10-2013)