Turkey Says It’s Ready to Combat ISIS in Syria. Did It Forget about ‘Assad Regime’?

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According to the Turkish Foreign Minister, Ankara will continue to cooperate with Russia in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group on the territory of Syria.

Turkey Says It's Ready to Combat ISIS in Syria. Did It Forget about ‘Assad Regime’?

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (Photo: trend.az)

Turkey is going to continue its cooperating with Russia in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on December 1, after negotiations with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

“We have to work and we carry out general work in the fight against international terrorism, it is one of the most important spheres of our activity. The PKK [the Kurdistan Workers’ Party], Daish [IS] and other terrorist organizations pose a threat not only for our region but for the whole world. In this context, we will continue to cooperate,” Cavusoglu said

So, it seems that Turkey has once again changed its opinion on Syria: just on Tuesday Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the main goal of the Turkish military operation in Syria is “to end the rule of the tyrant al-Assad,” and today the Turkish government is again ready to fight against the IS in the country. This demonstrates a complicated military-political situation, in which the Republic of Turkey actually is.

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  • Peter Jennings

    Erdogan is stalling and playing for time and the turkish foreign minister is being disingenuous when he says the Kurds are a threat to the whole world. They are clearly not a threat to the world but only to the region because of power hungry people who are willing to kill others to get what they want. That applies to all involved and is the reason why the trouble hasn’t been resolved.

    Syria and Kurds have their own history but must have come to some agreement lately because of the common threat of fake nato jihadsists ripping up the country and murdering its people. As turkey was never in peril from the nato/saudi terrorists, but actually assisting border crossings, they probably didn’t get invited to that meeting.
    (I haven’t included the US because the peril of that regime always exists, even to a fellow nato member)

    Southfront, can we please stop calling the democratically elected Syria administration as a ‘regime’, thankyou.

    • Barba_Papa

      Because lets be honest, it IS a regime. It’s about as democratic as my left foot. The last election was a joke. The only elections more laughable are in North Korea. Assad is a dictator, be it infinitely preferable to the religious dictatorships the jihadists want to install. Assad just wants you to shut up, the jihadists want to control every aspect and thought of your life. I’ll take an Assad style dictatorship any day over that.

      • Peter Jennings

        Was technically a dictator after taking over from his father but is now democratically elected and with a larger majority than any other living politician anywhere. So not a regime. Election observers, those who made it to Syria, said the election was fair and proper.

  • Rodger

    They are not invited by the legal government, they don’t have a UN mandate and they didn’t declare war. Turkey is committing a war crime by having armed forces in Syria.

  • gustavo

    Who called this member of OTAN to go inside Syria ? In addition, Turky knock down a russian airplane. Turky support terrorists. Turky bombs syrian army. Turky is a genocide country (armenians). Turky has OTAN military bases (with nuclear weapons). How can Turky attack a USA-OTAN-Israel creation (terrorists) without permission of USA ? Not way ! Erdogan continue being an USA poppet.