Erdogan intends to discuss Syria with Putin after meeting Trump

Erdogan intends to discuss Syria with Putin after meeting Trump

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he intends to hold telephone talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss Syria after his two-day visit to the United States.

"Neither Russia nor the United States have managed to clear of terrorist organizations within the established deadline. We will discuss this issue [with President Donald] Trump. Upon return [from the United States] we will hold telephone talks with Putin," Erdogan said at Ankara’s airport before flying to the United States.

Erdogan said that the United States "has failed to comply with all of the achieved agreements on creating a security zone" in Syria. He argues that the Kurdish People’s Protection Units have not pulled out of Syria’s cities Manbij, Tell Rifaat, Tell Abyad and Kamisli, TASS reported.

On October 22, the Russian and Turkish presidents at a meeting in Sochi adopted a memorandum on joint actions to settle the situation in northeastern Syria. According to the deal Russian military police and Syrian border guards entered areas bordering on Turkey’s 30-kilometer-wide security zone.

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