Aleppo University strips Erdogan of honorary doctorate degree

Aleppo, (ST)_ As Erdogan is conspiring against the Syrian people ang his government's barbaric measures against Turkish protesters, the Council of Aleppo University decided to withdraw the honorary doctorate in international relations which he awarded by  the university in 2009.

Speaking at the council's meeting  on Monday,Rector of Aleppo University, Dr. Khodr al-Orfali said made it clear that the decision  was taken   in response to the growing demands of the Syrian universities' councils and the academic, student and public circles inside and outside Syria.

''Withdrawing the doctorate sends a vocal message of solidarity with the Turkish people who oppose Erdogan's hostile policies, '' al-Orfali said.

"in fact,the  Turkish people deserves  this degree …The Turkish people who continue to express desire to cement ties  of friendship and amity between peoples in the two countries,'' al-Orfali underlined.

Furthermore, the Council members suggested forming a legal committee of law professors and experts to file lawsuits against Erdogan on charges of ruining national economy, robbing economic facilities, natural resources and cultural heritage.

The Council members condemned Erdogan's inhumane practices against the Syrian people and his deliberate ripping apart of ties binding the Syrians and Turks.''

M.D