Mon Nov 13, 2017, 11:07 PM

Turkish President Erdogan slams US-Russia deal on Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has slammed an apparent consensus between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump on Syria, in which the two leaders said “no military solution is possible” in war-torn country. Erdoğan said that anyone who does not believe in a military solution in Syria “should pull their troops out.”

“I’m having difficulty understanding these comments. If a military solution is out of the question, then those who say this should pull their troops out,” Erdoğan told reporters on Nov. 13 before departing for the Black Sea resort city of Sochi for a meeting with Putin.

“If a military method is not a solution, one should apply to the political method and find ways to go to elections as soon as possible. Has such a method been applied in the last seven or eight years? We will talk with Putin as well about this. We are the ones who best know this region. We are the one who best know what has happened for the past 15 years,” he said.

“The number of people killed by the Syrian central government’s military has now reached one million,” Erdoğan said, making an unusual reference to the Syrian regime, which Ankara has long argued is illegitimate.

Ankara never wanted the U.S. to intervene in Iraq to overthrow Saddam Hussein and urged Washington to find settlement through democratic means, he added.

“But they didn’t listen. The Obama also said they wouldn’t stay in Iraq, but did they withdraw? They didn’t. The world is not stupid. They talk in one way and act the other way,” Erdoğan said.

He also complained that the U.S. has established five military bases in the north of Syria and is about to establish another base in Raqqa, in addition to eight others in the region. Russia, meanwhile, has five military bases in Syria, he noted.

“What are these if not military methods?” Erdoğan said.

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Tue Nov 14, 2017, 11:39 AM

1. Erdogan is an enemy of America and Russia.

Erdogan facilitated the overrunning of Europe, the rise of ISIS and prolonging the war. Putin has promised revenge on this Sunni terrorist leader.

"Hey Erdogan! When you look around the room to try to figure out which tyrant is going down next and you can't find one...then you are IT!"

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