A top Turkish official says his country can no longer insist on any settlement for Syria’s long-running war without Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Speaking in a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Friday, Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek said the blame for Syria’s nearly six-year war that has killed hundreds of thousands of people is “squarely on Assad.”

Simsek said, however, that Turkey has to be “realistic” and “facts on the ground have changed dramatically” in Syria.

“So Turkey can no longer insist on, you know, a settlement without Assad,” he said.

Simsek also said that Turkey has “high hopes” for Syrian peace talks planned next week and hosted by Turkey, Russia and Iran in Astana, Kazakhstan.

 

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Sure, blame Assad when you aren’t aware of who supported the terrorists in the first place. Dumbass Osmanlis are so stuck on their past

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Yes absolutely daft – it takes two to start a war. And Assad is definitely not the one who started it. => the blame for Syria’s nearly six-year war that has killed hundreds of thousands of people is “squarely on => neighbors Turkey and Jordan since supplies and mercenaries did not fly from space to Syria, Qatar and KSA for main financing, NATO’s US, France and Britain for training and procurement.

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Thus, if we consider a dude present at the Davos forum, I’d say…
“Soros must go!”
This guy greatly helped some nasty nasty things to happen worldwide…
With all the s**t he did, I’m even surprised that nobody decided to take care of the Soros problem…

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Occidente y EE.UU fracasaron, Turquía fue su servil para derrocar a Assad pero ahora Erdogan enfrenta otro problema es con los Kurdos, Ahora quiere amistad con Siria para que no se forme una federación autónoma Kurda dentro de Siria. Me gustaría que Assad mantenga su palabra para expulsar a los mercenarios Turcos del norte de Alepo para que asegure su frontera.