DAVOS, Switzerland, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 20th Jan, 2017 ) : Turkey said on Friday it was no longer "realistic" to insist on a solution to the Syria conflict without President Bashar al-Assad. "We have to be pragmatic, realistic. The facts on the ground have changed dramatically," Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek told a panel on Syria at the World Economic Forum in Davos. "Turkey can no longer insist on a settlement without Assad. It is not realistic."