Remarks by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan about Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad will be a topic of discussion during the upcoming visit of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to Turkey, TASS reported Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov as saying on Wednesday.

“That will be a good topic to clarify the intentions,” he said answering a question from a TASS correspondent.

Maria Zakharova, spokeswoman for Russia’s Foreign Ministry, said on Wednesday that Erdogan’s words on removing Assad were uttered “off the record.”

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“We studied the matter yesterday. The quote caused a great stir,” Zakharova said. “We tried to understand whether it was quoted as it had been said. It was not a direct quote, but a retelling of what had been said ‘off-the-record’. We rely on the public statements.”

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  1. Don’t worry Maria : Just analyse his acts, how he plays each side against the other, how he deceives, backstabs, bullies, blackmails, threatens, his ties with Muslim Brotherhood, Qatar and KSA, the Qatar-Turkey pipeline project, what he’s doing to Kurdish cities, how he used the free trade/bordercrossing treaty with Syria to smuggle weapons, jihadis and mercenaries the easy way into Syria,
    what Turkish REGIME is doing to churches in Cyprus :
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xp7FHYPUKVg
    His linking with the smuggling of blood-oil and antics stolen in Iraq or Syria.
    Sincerely, although the use in diplomacy is to stick to what is publicly said in a naive way, don’t tell us that Russia was fooled for a single second by his ‘taqiyya’, hey, there’s not a single western govt believing the Saudi or Qatari bullshits, their intelligence services have huge files and so have the SVR, GRU and FSB, same thing about Erdogan and AKP or MB, gosh, you don’t even need to have access of the means these intelligence services have to know what’s happening with them : just by recouping through OSINT, it’s more than enough and already more than disgusting to not even wanting digging deeper!
    He has already gone too far, hey, due to the shit he is doing, we recently had a brinkmanship never seen since 1983’s NATO’s Able Archer 83 drill!
    This guy’s a madman with a totally sick agenda, very likely something having a M.A.D. (Mutual Assured Destruction) case between NATO, Russia, China, Israel and probably also India, in other terms, all the “kuffars” these religious fanatics hate in their sick ideology and Erdogan is clearly the most proactive and dangerous of all the gang. He shall be pulled out of the game ASAP!