We asked Russian support in Northern Syria: Turkey’s Erdoğan

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Cumhurbaşkanı Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Türkiye-Azerbaycan-Türkmenistan Devlet Başkanları Zirvesi’ne katılmak üzere Türkmenistan’ın Avaza şehrine hareketi öncesi, Ankara Esenboğa Havalimanı’nda basın toplantısı düzenleyerek açıklamalarda bulundu.

Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan reiterated Turkey’s target to create 30 km. deep zone cleared from Kurdish militants in Northern Syria and to this end Turkey also asked support from Russia.

Speaking to reporters in the capital Ankara before flying to Turkmenistan to attend a summit, Erdogan said Turkey could not stay silent to attacks coming from Syria, adding that he had asked Vladimir Putin to take steps along these lines, referring to Sunday’s phone talk he held with the Russian President.

Erdogan said he reminded Putin of the goals agreed upon in the Sochi Agreement during the call with Russian President Putin and said: “We asked him to support us, together with Russia, to make decisions and perhaps implement the steps we will take here. We can never compromise on this issue.”

On Monday, Russian Presidential Envoy for the Middle East Mikhail Bogdanov said they had positive results in dissuading Turkey from a military incursion into Syria.

On October 22, 2019, Turkey and Russia agreed in the Russian city of Sochi that the YPG (Peoples’ Protective Units,) which Turkey sees as the PKK’s (Kurdistan Workers Party) extension in Syria, withdraw from the 30-kilometer zone on the Syrian border.

Source: Gerçek News

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