Russia understands Turkey’s concern regarding Syria’s Democratic Union Party and Self-Defense Forces units considered by Ankara a branch of Kurdistan’s Workers’ Party, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters after returning from the Sochi summit.
“We have clearly expressed our stance on the Democratic Union Party and the Self-Defense Forces,” the Haberturk TV channel quotes him as saying on Friday. Vladimir Putin shares our concern about the issue, but there is no similar attitude on the part of the United States and the international anti-terrorism coalition,” he stressed.
According to Erdogan, he “can hold a telephone conversation with Trump to ask him personally why arms continue to be supplied to the Kurds in Syria.”
“Where and why do they still supply weapons? They used to say that there are militants of the Islamic State there. However, this region has already been cleared of them,” the Turkish president noted.
Russian President Vladimir Putin will discuss the fight against terrorism and the situation in Syria with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi on November 13, RIA Novosti reports. Continue reading
During a visit to Moscow on November 13, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will discuss the participation of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) in the Syrian National Dialogue Congress with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, NTV news channel reported.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday the country’s military operation in northwest Syria‘S Idlib province was largely completed but the neighbouring region of Afrin, controlled by a Kurdish militia, remained an issue. Continue reading
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday one cannot separate the incidents taking place in Syria and Iraq from Turkey since what happens in the neighboring countries makes an impact domestically.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan have held a telephone conversation discussing the Syrian crisis ahead of the upcoming international Astana meeting.
Outside the headlines, something remarkable is going on in Syria. The Kurds, making a long-term play for an autonomous region, seem to have decided that their best bet is to buy it from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. And the US is signaling that it may be on-board — a startling reflection of its pro-Russian, anti-Turkish policy.
The presidents of Russia and Turkey said on Wednesday they support the creation of safe-zones in war-torn Syria as a delegation of Syrian rebels walked out of cease-fire talks with the Damascus government underway in Kazakhstan, citing repeated violations of a similar truce agreed on in December.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan have emphasized the need to strengthen the Syrian ceasefire during Tuesday’s telephone conversation, the Kremlin press service said in a statement.