President Erdogan said Ankara's main goal is to eradicate terrorism from Manbij and create a Turkish-controlled safe zone in the region. The Turkish President also touched on the Venezuela crisis and relations with Russia and the United States.
In a televised interview, Turkey's President Erdogan also floated the idea of visiting Washington after March, adding that the European Council’s decision on whether ascension talks with Turkey should be shelved “has no bearing”.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his US counterpart Donald Trump discussed the US Syria withdrawal and economic relations during a phone call on Thursday.
Turkey, Russia and Iran have agreed to form a joint front against any “separatist agendas”, signaling a growing hostility towards YPG rule in northeastern Syria following the US pull-out.
Turkish President Erdogan and his Russian and Iranian counterparts Putin and Rouhani vowed to maintain the territorial integrity of Syria as well as the security of the neighbouring countries in their talks held in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.
Presidents of three countries will meet to continue discussions on how to resolve the conflict in Syria as Daesh makes a last stand in the east of the country and Washington prepares to withdraw troops.
The high-profile meeting between Turkey, Russia and Iran will be dominated by issues ranging from the recent HTS gains to the emergence of conflicting safe zones in northern Syria.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras agree to de-escalate tensions and solve all disputes "peacefully," during talks in Ankara.
In an interview with TRT Haber, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey has no problem managing the area alongside US troops but insisted coalition alone can not do the job.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US President Donald Trump spoke on the phone and agreed to take joint measures to clear Daesh's remnants in Syria and prevent group's resurgence.
The knee-jerk reaction to the killing of US military personnel in Syria has been that the US might reverse their planned withdrawal. To the contrary, it might solidify the decision to leave, and also lead to increased Turkey-US cooperation.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the US president, in a phone call with him, reaffirmed the US troop pullout from Syria as well as "a 20-mile [32km] security zone along the Syrian border... will be set up by us [Turkey]."
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