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Syrian legislator from Aleppo defects to Turkey

Aleppo said,she has defected to Turkey to become first member of the rubber stamp assembly.

Written by Agencies | Amman | Published: July 27, 2012 10:50 am

A Syrian parliamentarian representing the northern of province Aleppo said on Friday she has defected to Turkey,becoming the first member of the rubber stamp assembly elected in May and dominated by President Basharal-Assad’s Baath Party to defect.

I have crossed to Turkey and defected from this tyrannical regime because of the repression and savage torture against a nation demanding the minimum of rights,Ikhlas al-Badawi told Sky News Arabia.

Opposition sources Syrian troops and armour are amassing around the northern city of Aleppo,Syrian’s main commercial and industrial hub,to crush armed resistance to Assad that has been gathering momentum following a military crackdown on street demonstrations against his rule.

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