Erdogan Shifts on Syria After Third Russian Phone Call

Erdogan Shifts on Syria After Third Russian Phone Call

Erdogan Shifts on Syria After Third Russian Phone Call

 

  • “The aim of the Euphrates Shield Operation [in northern Syria] is not any country or person, but only terrorist organizations,” Erdogan said Thursday, as quoted by the Hurryiet Daily News.
  • “No one should doubt this issue that we have uttered over and over, and no one should comment on it in another fashion or try to derail it,” he added.
  • The latest comments come in contrast to remarks Erdogan made on Tuesday, when he said Turkey’s operation in Syria, launched in late August, aimed “to end the rule of the tyrant [Syrian President] al-Assad who terrorizes with state terror.”
  • This drew surprise from Russia, which asked for clarification of the remarks.

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