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Washington Working To Achieve Common US, Turkish Interests In Syria

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Washington Working To Achieve Common US, Turkish Interests In Syria

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Submitted by Khaled Iskef.

Spokesman for the US State Department Ned Price said that his country has common interests with Turkey in the Syrian issue.

Price added during a press conference that the United States exchanged interest with Turkey on many issues, foremost of which is the Syrian file, stressing that the American administration will continue to work constructively with the Turkish government to achieve common Turkish and American interests in Syria in the future.

During his speech, Price hinted that the Biden administration could cooperate with Turkey regarding the situation in Idlib, without explaining the nature of this cooperation and how to balance US relations between Turkey on the one hand and the SDF on the other.

According to an informed diplomatic source, the Biden administration may tend to reduce tension in its relations with Turkey, in contrast to Trump’s policies. It was indicated that the American cooperation with Turkey will focus mainly on practicing more pressure on the Syrian state, especially in the north, by supporting the armed organizations there to prevent the Syrian army from recapture these areas.

On the other hand, the source pointed out that Biden’s administration has not taken a clear position yet on its relations with the SDF, but diplomatic talks in Washington recently indicated the futility of continuing to support the SDF and relying on it, because it has proven its weakness and its endless need for help and direct support, as it has not been able to achieve any kind of stability in the areas of the Syrian Jazeera that are still attacked by ISIS cells on a regular basis.

It is noteworthy that the US relations with Turkey became strained years ago due to Ankara’s purchase of the Russian S-400 missile system, after Washington refused to sell it its advanced Patriot system.

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