Russia to Turkey: You Can't Have Syrian Safe Zone Without Assad's Consent

Russia told Turkey on Thursday it had no right to create a “safe zone” inside Syria unless it sought and received the consent of President Bashar al-Assad, signaling tensions as a three-way summit on the Syrian conflict began. President Vladimir Putin, one of Assad’s closest allies, was hosting the summit in the Black Sea resort of Sochi to discuss the future of Syria with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. All three countries have forces on the ground in Syria where they have coordinated their efforts despite sometimes differing priorities and interests. But a planned withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria, announced by President Donald Trump in December, has engendered new tensions between Moscow and Ankara in particular.

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It means: "King is Dead', I'm a King!

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What did the erdogan expect? He believes Putin. Nice. Now, have to pick up tresh in the front of your own self door...

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Imagine, Erdogan between Rouhani and Putin.. Until yesterday he was thinking about them as a allies, today he got a slap...

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Trilateral summit on Syria, fourth round - after each round, Putin, Asad and Mullahs are stronger ...

 

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9 hours ago, damirUSBiH said:

Trilateral summit on Syria, fourth round - after each round, Putin, Asad and Mullahs are stronger ...

 

Each seems weaker than a few years ago. Their economies are poorer as are their people. All trapped by dictators. 

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