Erdogan says he might invite Syria’s Assad to Türkiye ‘at any second’

ISTANBUL: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday (Jul 7) stated he would possibly invite his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad to Türkiye “at any second”, in an indication of reconciliation after the 2011 warfare broke ties between Ankara and Damascus.

Erdogan’s feedback come after tensions have fixed during the last week after a mob went at the rampage, vandalising companies and houses owned through Syrians in a central Anatolian town.

“We might ship a call for participation (to Assad) at any second,” Erdogan informed reporters aboard a aircraft from Berlin the place he watched Euro 2024, the professional Anadolu information company and different media reported.

Türkiye at the beginning aimed to topple Assad’s regime when the Syrian struggle erupted with the violent suppression of non violent protesters in 2011 and sponsored rebels calling for his ouster.

However extra lately, Ankara has shifted center of attention to combating what Erdogan in 2019 dubbed a “terror hall” from opening up in northern Syria.

He has lengthy stated he may rethink ties with Assad as his govt is operating to make sure secure and voluntary go back of Syrian refugees.

Talking to reporters, Erdogan stated some leaders together with Russian President Vladimir Putin recommended to mediate a gathering with Assad in Türkiye.

“Now we now have come to the sort of level that once Bashar al-Assad takes a step in opposition to making improvements to family members with Türkiye, we will be able to display him the similar method,” Erdogan stated.


Turkish government this week detained over 470 folks after anti-Syrian riots in different towns sparked through accusations {that a} Syrian guy had allegedly stressed a Syrian minor in Kayseri.

Erdogan on Monday blamed the opposition for stoking tensions and condemned the anti-Syrian violence as “unacceptable”.

The destiny of Syrian refugees is a burning factor in Turkish politics, with Erdogan’s warring parties in remaining yr’s presidential election promising to ship them again to Syria.

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