One of the deputies of Turkey’s intelligence chief has visited Syrian capital of Damascus, according to a recent report in the Lebanese As-Safir daily. 

A deputy of Hakan Fidan, head of Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization  (MİT) met with high level Syrian intelligence officials in Damascus, As-Safir claimed.

The meetings reportedly focused on recent developments in northern Syria, reported the daily basing its story on “credible sources.”

The alleged visit by the Turkish intelligence official to Damascus came a day after Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım gave warm messages acknowledging a role for Syrian President Bashar Assad during a transitional period in Syria.

Speaking to media representatives in İstanbul on Saturday, Yıldırım said Turkey expects to become a more active partner in regional efforts involving war-torn Syria and is willing to accept Syrian President Assad only in a transitional role.

“Could Syria carry Assad in the long term?” Yıldırım said. “Certainly not.”

Turkey, which has not sent an official envoy to Syria since 2011 when a civil war broke out in the country, has been a vigorous supporter of the removal of the Assad government so far.

Yıldırım’s recent remarks signaled a shift for Ankara with a possible alliance with Assad

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Manuel Flores Escobar

Ankara wants SAA permission to attack Kurds if they are gonna to take the whole Hasaka province to convert it in a Kurdish state!

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Alberto Ancillotti

with the Turks broke out a new love , Damaskus bomb the Kurds in Esekeh and turkish artillery in nord Manbij !but Heseke is near to be completely fry from tribal fighter from NDF they played too much with fire !

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Blow it out your a*s, your Kurds are the tribal ones. Turn against Damascus and you might as well ignore Ankara attacking you. Scum

Ammar Rida
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Ammar Rida

Wow!!!

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All these morons are just that.. .total morons!

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ziad welds

why is syria inviting and befreinding these assholes for since they still insist on Assad departure?

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Because Syria is a rational thinking government and knows that any enemy that converts at least to neutral, means less support to ISIS and jihadists and thus, sooner finish of the war, because it improves the view on the syrian governent in the world etc… because when there is a war where many civilists are dying and … any responsible government will try to finish the war somehow. They don’t want Assad? OK, in the free elections after the war the PEOPLE of Syri will decide who they wants. No Saudi Arabia, No Turkey, no islamists from North Afrika, Čečnia… Read more »

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mvm199 .

“Could Syria carry Assad in the long term?” Yıldırım said. “Certainly not.”

Yıldırım’s recent remarks signaled a shift for Ankara with a possible alliance with Assad

WHICH ONE IS IT???

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Agus Nizami

Turkey has no right to decide who shoulf be the president in Syria.
What Erdogan think when Assad say Erdogan should not be the president of Turkey?