Turkish Foreign Minister announced a series of stances regarding Ankara’s ties with Wahington, noting that Turkey is not completely satisfied with US explanation about its military presence in the border with Syria.
Despite Ankara’s expectation’s to see concrete steps from the US, Washington had failed to keep promises on Manbij and Raqqa thus bolstering up Turkey’s mistrust towards the country, Mevlut Cavusoglu was quoted as saying by Reuters news agency.
The minister went on by saying that the advance of the Syrian government forces in Idlib should be “stopped.”
On the other hand, the top Turkish diplomat said that Turkey would intervene in Syria’s Afrin and Manbij, due to the threat posed by the Kurdish militants.
In this context, he noted that Turkey coordinates the country’s operation in Afrin with Russia and Iran, counties-guarantors of the Syria’s peace settlement, adding that Ankara didn’t see reasons for Moscow to oppose the operation.