BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 P.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ruled out any future peace talks with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), pointing out that his nation will not hold talks with “terror groups.:
Speaking at TRT World Forum in Istanbul, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey has “never sat at a table with the terror groups” during the government’s 17-year term, and “will never do so.”
Erdogan said all actors in the West, including the EU countries and NATO, stood by terrorists against Turkey during its operation in northern Syria.
“How long has it been you started standing by terrorists?” Erdogan asked, addressing western countries.
Erdogan criticized those who withdrew from the TRT World Forum to protest Turkey’s operation in northern Syria, accusing them of supporting terror organizations.
On his upcoming visit to Russia on Tuesday, Erdogan said, “We will discuss this [northern Syria] process and will hopefully take steps that need to be taken accordingly.”