According to Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus, Turkey has no right to “impose any decision” to Syrian people.
Turkey’s policy towards the Syrian Arab Republic contained grave mistakes and should be changed, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said in an interview with the Turkish Hurriyet newspaper.
“It is not right for us to impose any decision” to Syrian people, Kurtulmus told Hurriyet.
At the same time, the Turkish Prime Minister also noted that his country would not take the side of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and added that only Syrian people would take a decision about its future.
He also stressed that Turkey would be a guarantor of decisions made during a new round of Syrian peace talks.
A little over two months ago, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the Turkish Armed Forces launched its military operation on the territory of Syria in order “to end the rule of the tyrant al-Assad.” In this light, the last statements of the Turkish Deputy Prime Minister indicate changes in Turkey’s policy towards Syria.