Erdogan: we must avoid power vacuum in Syria

 Erdogan: we must avoid power vacuum in Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at the talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that it is important to prevent a power vacuum after the process of the U.S. withdrawal from Syria.

"It is of critical importance that a power vacuum that can be abused by terror groups does not emerge during the process of the U.S. withdrawal,"Erdogan noted.

Putin emphasized Moscow’s readiness to respect Turkey’s interests, but encouraged it to talk to the Syrian government to help stabilize the border areas, the AP reported.

The Russian president added that Moscow and Ankara also plan to continue joint anti-terrorism fight in the Syrian de-escalation zone in Idlib.

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