'Turkey ready to fight terrorism after US leaves Syria'

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Read: 1019     10:47     08 February 2019    

Turkey is ready to assume counter-terrorism role after the U.S. leaves Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday.


"Turkey is ready to take over responsibility in fight against terrorist groups in [Syria] areas which the U.S. will withdraw from," Erdogan said during his address at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and American-Turkish Council.

U.S. President Donald Trump made the unexpected decision in December to withdraw all 2,000 U.S. troops from Syria, drawing criticism from many allies and security aides, including his own Cabinet.

"The recent initiative that Trump took in Syria ruined the plans of those who are trying to axe the Turkey-U.S. relations," Erdogan said.

Turkey is "determined" to fight against all terrorist groups, particularly Daesh, threatening itself, the region and the world, he added.

On the bilateral relations, Erdogan said that the two NATO allies have successfully overcome all problems and the resistance tests.

The president also said Turkey and the U.S. have a strong, comprehensive and strategic alliance based on common interests.

Anadolu agency



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'Turkey ready to fight terrorism after US leaves Syria'

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Read: 1020     10:47     08 February 2019    

Turkey is ready to assume counter-terrorism role after the U.S. leaves Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday.


"Turkey is ready to take over responsibility in fight against terrorist groups in [Syria] areas which the U.S. will withdraw from," Erdogan said during his address at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and American-Turkish Council.

U.S. President Donald Trump made the unexpected decision in December to withdraw all 2,000 U.S. troops from Syria, drawing criticism from many allies and security aides, including his own Cabinet.

"The recent initiative that Trump took in Syria ruined the plans of those who are trying to axe the Turkey-U.S. relations," Erdogan said.

Turkey is "determined" to fight against all terrorist groups, particularly Daesh, threatening itself, the region and the world, he added.

On the bilateral relations, Erdogan said that the two NATO allies have successfully overcome all problems and the resistance tests.

The president also said Turkey and the U.S. have a strong, comprehensive and strategic alliance based on common interests.

Anadolu agency



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