Russia, Iran, Turkey cut a deal

Russia, Iran, Turkey cut a deal

Russia, Iran, Turkey cut a deal

Erdoğan said YPG/PKK terrorists will be eliminated "one by one", adding: "We will continue our presence and activities in Syrian territories until they become safe for everyone".

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on world powers to stop "arms wrestling" on Syria amid an unprecedented upsurge of tension between the United States and Russian Federation over an alleged chemical attack near the Syrian capital earlier this month.

Earlier this week, Erdogan also discussed the situation in Syria and Turkish-Russian relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin in a phone conversation.

US President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speak to the press in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, May 16, 2017.

But Turkey and Russian Federation in recent months have put their differences aside and have been working closely to find a political solution to the conflict.

Trump also blamed Moscow for being partners with "a gas killing animal", referring to Syria's Bashar al-Assad. Erdogan reportedly expressed satisfaction with the tripartite summit on Syria, which was held in Ankara on April 4, with the participation of Turkey, Russia and Iran.

"Dividing Syria through terror groups is equally wrong as protecting the regime that attacks its own citizens with chemical and conventional weapons", the president said.

When asked if Turkey will support possible military action by the USA against the Assad regime in response to the Douma attack, Aksoy said Turkey "continues to monitor the process closely".

Erdogan said the Assad regime already had "a black mark on its track record" after seven years of civil war in Syria. "The other one supports the Assad regime, which is the reason behind the murders of hundreds of thousands of Syrians".

"Those who support the regime of murderer Assad are making a mistake". Until the end, we will fight against both these mistakes.

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