President Erdogan, Trump discuss Syria in phone call

President Erdogan, Trump discuss Syria in phone call

President Erdogan, Trump discuss Syria in phone call

"We are very uncomfortable that some countries, which rely on their military power, are turning Syria into an arm wrestling arena", Erdogan said at opening ceremony of 36-kilometre long Baskentray rail in the capital Ankara.

Turkey and Russian Federation have been on opposing sides of the conflict in Syria, with Moscow a chief ally of Assad but Ankara backing rebels seeking to oust him.

Erdogan said that that he had spoken by phone with the US President Donald Trump on Wednesday to discuss the latest developments in Syria.

His comments came as the lira took a breather after plumbing record lows for five straight trading days, a sell-off that Erdogan and his ministers have said was the result of an economic attack by outside forces.

Turkey's president is set to speak with his Russian counterpart regarding the conflict in Syria.

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In apparent reference to Trump's fondness for posting bold statements on Twitter, he added: "Yet what are they doing?" This comes after he spoke with President Trump Wednesday about preventing future attacks in Syria.

In an interview Tuesday night ahead of Trump's series of tweets-which insisted that poor relations between Russia and the us are largely due to special counsel Robert Mueller's collusion probe-Russian ambassador to Lebanon Alexander Zasypkin warned that any USA missiles fired at Syria will be "downed" along with "the sources from which the missiles were fired".

Several countries led by the USA, including France and the United Kingdom, are weighing military strikes in response to the Douma chemical attack.

"Those who support the regime of murderer Assad are making a mistake".

Airstrikes on PKK targets in northern Iraq, where the terror group has its main base in the Mount Qandil region, near the Iranian border, have been carried out regularly since July 2015, when the PKK resumed its armed terror campaign.

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