Turkish Deputy PM: Russia & US to Engage in ‘Global War’, Unless ‘Proxy’ Syrian Conflict Resolved

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The Syrian “proxy” conflict between the US and Russia will escalate beyond the Middle East, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister, Numan Kurtulmus believes.

Turkish Deputy PM: Russia & US to Engage in ‘Global War’, Unless ‘Proxy’ Syrian Conflict Resolved

The Syrian conflict, which has become a “proxy war” between the two Cold War superpowers, could escalate beyond the Middle East, the Anadolu news agency reported, citing Turkish Deputy Prime Minister, Numan Kurtulmus.

“If this proxy war continues, after this, let me be clear, America and Russia will come to a point of war,” Kurtulmus said and added that the world is “on the brink of the beginning of a large regional or global war.”

According to the Deputy Prime Minister, the Syrian Bashar al-Assad’s government is just a “pawn” in the conflict. The politician called on al-Assad to seek peace because he is not able to overcome the alliance of forces that opposes his government. He also noted that there is no a place for al-Assad in any future political system of the country, as the opposition will “not negotiate with a bloody dictatorship.”

Turkey has been one of the main supporters of the Bashar al-Assad’s resignation since the start of the conflict in 2011. However, a variant of al-Assad’s unilateral removal has been refused to be considered by the Russian side, which has intervened in the conflict at the request of Damascus, unless Syrian people decide so.

On Wednesday night, during an interview with French television, Russian President Vladimir Putin once again said that the Syrian president is ready to develop a new, more democratic constitution, as well as to overhaul the political system of the country, but only if he is allowed to take part in a future election.

“If the people do not vote for President Assad, there will be a democratic change of power, but without the help of armed intervention from outside and under strict international control, under UN supervision. I do not understand who could find this proposal unacceptable. It is a democratic solution to the question of power in the country,” Putin said.

Meanwhile, the West loudly calls for the punishment of Russia and Syria for alleged war crimes in the Syrian city of Aleppo in the north of Syria, where the battle between government and rebel forces is currently ongoing.

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  • Gue Bjuen

    partly true.

    “If this proxy war continues, after this, let me be clear, America and Russia will come to a point of war,” ====== true

    there is no a place for al-Assad in any future political system of the country, as the opposition will “not negotiate with a bloody dictatorship.” ====== false. let the syrian people decide through election. you already know the answer that’s why you don’t want an election with assad as a candidate.

    a good docu about the lebanon-israel war.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDF8UqfDzSI&list=PLPD7rr5AyX7rq5PcVvaCdXnoo-IftRA5C&index=1

  • paul

    I don’t think this deputy prime minister has any special insight into
    this situation. He is simply outlining a future possibility that
    should be obvious. May be I could make an observation based on my
    life experiences ( I am quite old). It is this. People assume that
    those in authority somehow have special insight or knowledge that us
    ordinary folk do not. Well I have never seen this. All I have ever
    seen is confused people who hardly understood anything but whose egos
    made them think they understood everything.

    On another point I think the prediction that as the SAA advanced then
    the crescendo of western propaganda wold intensify has been more than
    validated.

    • Tom kauser

      Taught to double down if crisis of confidence becomes unbearable!

  • PaulPeter

    Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte should give this idiot one mouthful like what he had given to Obama.

  • Tom kauser

    Proxie mouthpiece?

    • 888mladen .

      Exactly

  • 888mladen .

    America and its western allies are slowly but surely loosing this proxy war and wounded beast is getting more and more dangerous by days. At the moment this has been only psychological warfare. In 1999 they couldn’t subdue Serbia on its own without Russian military presence. Have they forgotten it? They will try to use military campaign as an instrument of pressure rather than victory.