Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has described the chances of normal diplomatic relations with neighboring Turkey as remote, stressing that such an ideal cannot be achieved as long as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan supports Takfiri militant groups and is under the heavy influence of Egypt’s so-called Muslim Brotherhood movement.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Ankara has no plans to stop the flow of migrants into the European Union (EU), warning that “millions of refugees” will soon be moving toward Turkey’s borders with the bloc.
The Iranian president said the increase of tensions will not be in favor of anyone in the region, stressing that the issues should be solved through dialogue as military tensions between Turkey and Syria have escalated in recent weeks.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that he had asked President Vladimir Putin of Russia to step aside in Syria and leave Turkey to deal with Syrian government alone, after 34 Turkish soldiers were killed this week.
An official at the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates has dismissed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s threats of a military operation in Syria's northwestern Idlib province as hollow, stressing that they have been made by someone detached from realities on the ground.
The Kremlin said on Friday that Russia was fully compliant with its obligations in Syria’s Idlib region, but that it was deeply concerned about aggressive militant attacks on Syrian government forces and Russia’s Hmeimim airbase.
Russia and Turkey have called for restraint and de-escalation of tensions between Iran and the United States following the assassination of a senior Iranian military commander in Iraq by US army terrorists.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Ankara will materialize its two agreements with the Libyan government on defense and maritime rights next year, a few days ahead of a parliament vote on deploying troops to the North African country.