Turkish main opposition party leader on Thursday criticized the government’s policy on Syria for being problematic.

Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu said in Istanbul in the wake of a series of sanctions Turkey pledged to impose on the Syrian administration: "This is not correct. This does not befit Turkey."

The opposition leader challenged: "We should look at who supports Turkey’s Syrian policy. Why are we intervening in another country’s domestic issues while we have many domestic problems? Does sheltering armed forces on Turkish soil to stir up trouble in another country befit Turkey? Can a powerful Turkey shelter armed forces within its borders to intervene in another country? What will we do if another country does that and intervenes in our domestic issues?"

He made the statement while referring to Syrian army defectors who have set up a base for a Free Syrian Army among refugee camps and safe houses in Turkey’s border province of Hatay.

Turkey, who used to ally of its neighbor Syria, on Wednesday joined the Arab League and Western powers in imposing economic sanctions on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government.