ANKARA (AFP) - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan telephoned Syria's Bashar al-Assad Tuesday and urged him to stop a bloody crackdown on protesters and launch reforms, Anatolia news agency reported. Erdogan told the Syrian leader to "refrain from violence and end the unrest" that has swept Syria since anti-regime protests erupted in March, the report said. Erdogan stressed "it would be useful to draw up a timetable of reforms as soon as possible and urgently implement them," it added.