President Erdogan, Trump discuss Syria in phone call

Bozdag Turkey has no intention to seize part of Syria’s territory

Bozdag Turkey has no intention to seize part of Syria’s territory

President Erdogan said at opening ceremony of 36-kilometer long Baskentray railway in Ankara that Turkey was uneasy over tensions between Russian Federation and the U.S. in the region.

Speaking in Ankara, Mr. Erdogan said Turkey had would maintain its presence and activities in Syria until the country became safe for everyone.

President Trump discussed the deepening Syrian crisis with the Turkish president last night as both Washington and Moscow bid for Ankara's favour before any military action in repsonse to last weekend's alleged gas attack that killed dozens of civilians.

US President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a phone call late on Wednesday and discussed the latest developments in Syria.

Ankara appears keen to keep its distance from one of the worst outbreaks of tensions since the Cold War between its North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally Washington and increasingly close partner Moscow.

On Wednesday, Trump warned Russian Federation, saying USA missiles "will be coming", after Moscow reportedly vowed to shoot down missiles.

"Today, I will talk to [Russian President Vladimir] Putin".

On January 20, Turkey, together with the Free Syrian Army opposition forces, launched Operation Olive Branch in Afrin.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, whose country allowed Turkish air force to enter Syrian air space for the Afrin operation, said this week that Afrin should be "returned to the control of the Syrian government".

Erdogan said: 'Those who support the regime of murderer Assad are making a mistake.

Erdogan said that the number of "neutralised" PKK terrorists in northern Iraq was 337.

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