The Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has condemned the killing of at least 108 civilians in the Syrian town of Houla on Friday and said there was a limit to the world's patience over ending the bloodshed:
To carry out this kind of murder, to shamefully murder 50 innocent children, 110 innocent civilians, while the United Nations observer mission is carrying out its mission in Syria ... is torture, it is wretched. There is also a limit to patience, and I believe that, God willing, there is also a limit to the patience in the UN Security Council.
Around the world, patience ran out with Syria's President Assad. Ambassadors and diplomats were expelled from embassies, including in the UK
A look at what countries have expelled Syrian diplomats in the wake of the Houla massacre
Countries from Australia to the UK have expelled Syrian diplomats in a coordinated move to step up pressure against the regime.