Syria's President Assad 'slams Turkey in rare interview'

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has reportedly given an interview to a Turkish TV station in which he is highly critical of Turkey and Jordan.

The rare interview was recorded on April 2 and is due to be broadcast today, but this preview was uploaded to You Tube in advance:

According to the New York Times, President Assad accuses the Turkish Prime Minister of telling lies and describes the Arab League’s decision to give a seat to the Syrian opposition as "theatrics [that] have no value in our eyes".