Following a double bombing in Turkey on Saturday that killed 46 people and left 100 injured, the German media is speaking out. When Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Sunday, “It is time for the international community to act together against [the Assad] regime,” many of Germany’s leading newspapers from both the left and right jumped on board in backing his comments. The bombing, which took place in a town near the Syrian border, is believed to have been carried out by individuals with ties to Syrian President Bashar al Assad’s administration.
On Monday, Spiegel Online reported, “German commentators decried the bombing, as well as the failure of the West to take a unified position on the worsening situation in Syria. Though several commentators warned against full-scale intervention, they seemed to agree that the bombing … will increase the pressure on the U.S. and its nato allies to attempt to contain the violence.” The article then went on to quote both liberal and conservative German newspapers, all of which agreed that the West needs to step in.