Erdogan says he will discuss Syria 'safe zone' moves with Putin next week

Credit: Reuters- Published on October 18, 2019
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday he would discuss with Russia's Vladimir Putin next week what steps to take in a planned "safe zone" in northeast Syria, adding that Moscow needs to lead efforts in the west to establish peace.

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Published on October 15, 2019 -  00:43
Erdogan: Turkey Has No Intention Of Declaring A Ceasefire In NE Syria
President Tayyip Erdogan told U.S. President Donald Trump that Turkey will never declare a ceasefire in northeastern Syria. According to Reuters, Erdogan added he was unconcerned by U.S. sanctions over Ankara’s offensive. He also said he told Trump Turkey would “not negotiate with a terrorist organization” in response to Trump’s mediation offer. Erdogan told Russian President Vladimir Putin that Turkey’s incursion into Syria would contribute to counter-terrorism efforts. Additionally, Erdogan told Putin the incursion would strengthen Syria’s territorial integrity, and aid a political solution process.

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