Contents tagged with Erdogan

  • Turkey: Trump agreed to stop supplying weapons to Kurds in Syria

    Turkish authorities said on Friday that President Donald Trump agreed with Ankara's position, promising that the US would not supply weapons to Kurdish forces operating in Syria. According to Turkish government representatives, the chief of the White House told President Erdogan that he had already officially approved relevant instructions.

    "Our discomfort regarding the provision of weapons to the Kurdish militia (YPG) was conveyed to Mr. Trump once again," Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut …

  • Putin tells Turkish and Iranian leaders that Assad is ready for constitutional reform

    RIA Novosti has reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin told the leaders of Turkey and Iran, Tayyip Erdogan and Hassan Rouhani, about his talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

    "We informed our colleagues about the conversation in Sochi with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. We noted the commitment of the Syrian leadership to the principles of a peaceful resolution of the political crisis, [and their] readiness to carry out constitutional reform and free, UN-supervised elections," …

  • Putin and Erdogan agree to mutual lifting of sanctions with the exception of the ban on tomatoes

    During the meeting in Sochi on Wednesday, May 3, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed to lift virtually all mutual trade restrictions.

    The only exception was the ban on the import of Turkish tomatoes in Russia. According to Putin, this will be lifted once Russian producers recover the investments caused by the closing of the market.

    Putin emphasized that he and Erdogan had achieved an agreement regarding the “complex resolution of all the problems …

  • Erdogan calls on Russia to stop protecting Assad

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan called on Russia to revise its entire policy on Syria and to stop supporting Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

    Erdoğan made a statement to this effect while commenting on the US missile strike on the Syrian airbase in response to the chemical attack in Idlib, Anadolu news agency reports.

    “It is our hope that this will not be limited to the US action. We hope that Russia gets involved as well, that at least they stop protecting Bashar al-Assad,” Erdoğan said. “ …

  • Erdogan promises to support US in war against Assad

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said he would support a US military operation in Syria against the country’s President Bashar Assad, according to western media.

    “If the matter comes to practical realization, then we are ready to do anything that will be necessary,” he said.

    Erdoğan added that he had talked with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the chemical attack in Syria, but he did not receive a clear answer about whether Assad had been involved in the action.

    Before this, the …

  • The Kremlin confirms that Putin and Erdogan discussed coordinating military action in Syria

    The Presidents of The Russian Federation and Turkey - Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan - are in negotiations regarding the question of coordination of military actions in Syria, as reported by RIA Novosti citing the press secretary of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov.

    "These questions were touched upon, and there exists a common understanding of the necessity of coordinating such actions," Peskov stated, responding to the question of whether an agreement was reached in Putin and …

  • Edrogan to discuss supply of S-400 with Putin

    Press Secretary for the President of Turkey Ibrahim Kalin announced the meeting topics for Recep Tayyip Erdoğan when he will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, set to take place in the beginning of March.

    During the meeting the leaders will discuss the numbers and supply of the Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems, according to him.

    “Negotiations are currently ongoing for the S-400, to solve many technical aspects. The administration and the president are closely following the …

  • Erdogan proposes making trade payments with Russia in national currencies

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stated on Saturday that Ankara proposed making trade payments with Russia in national currencies.

    “I proposed to the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin to make our trade in our national currencies. I will pay in rubles for everything I buy from you and you will pay in Turkish liras for everything you buy from me,” Erdoğan said, speaking at the opening ceremony of a shopping mall in Istanbul.

    Erdoğan added that Turkey also proposed a …