BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – U.S. President Donald Trump called on his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to stop supporting the Syrian military in Idlib.

In a statement after President Trump’s talks with his Turkish counterpart Recep Erdogan, the White House said: “President Trump expressed his concern over the increase in violence in Syria’s Idlib, and thanked President Erdogan for Turkey’s efforts to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe there.”

The statement added: “President Trump expressed the desire of the United States to end Russia’s support for the Syrian forces and the political settlement of the Syrian conflict.”

The Turkish presidency said in a statement yesterday evening that President Erdogan discussed in a telephone conversation with his counterpart Trump the developments of the situation in Syria and Libya.

The Syrian army began a military operation against armed groups in the northern part of the country in the last months of last year.

Since then, the Syrian Army has managed to capture several important areas, including the cities of Saraqib and Ma’arat Al-Nu’man.

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disley
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2020-02-17 17:31

Yankee go home! And take Erdogan with you, he’s just an opportunist waiting for the chance to scavenge whatever he can when no one is looking and it’s not for Turkey, it’s for the Erdogan family.

RAFIK CHAUHAN
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2020-02-17 18:42

Trump the biggest hypocrite and liar togheter with Netanyahoo and Erdogon and Al Saud

Daeshbags-Sux
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2020-02-18 00:16
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You forget Khamenei who is even worst than Trump or Netanyahu but equates with ErDOG… And stop insulting the Dogon people in Mali, they fought against jihadists.

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2020-02-18 09:21
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worse

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Stern Daler
2020-02-18 16:21
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@daeth2, not in the Syria war mon ami.

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Stern Daler
2020-02-18 16:21
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Also include the Beni Thani with the Beni Saud.

michael Houston
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2020-02-17 18:10

if ever there were any confusion about zionist trump……i think that confusion is past….he supports the headchoppers…..he supports the zionists….therefore he is one of them….a terrorist……

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2020-02-17 18:03

El terrorista Erdogan ahora pide ayuda a su amo al orate Trump, Erdogan quiere volver a lamer los pies de Trump…

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rabbi drewzif
2020-02-17 22:45

Drumpf the clown speak with forked tongue 🙂

disley
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2020-02-18 11:36

Putin should tell trump to stop supporting Islamic terrorists that the Assad government with help from the Russian airforce have run out of Syria because the Syrian people asked Russia for help, they don’t need Trump and his bosses Saudi Arabia interfering where they’re not wanted and have not been invited.
America has no business in Syria, if they are not asked they need to stay away.

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Stern Daler
2020-02-18 16:18

The murderers that supported the Jihadi are the US and Turkey.

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2020-02-17 18:00

The only political settlement could be is that Syria will got it´s land back fully and all Terrorist have to go to the countries which delivered them weapons in the last 9 yeas.

Gonzalo
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2020-02-18 16:18

el idiota cara de raja, el creo este problema y ahora llama a quien esta prestando realmente ayuda al gobierno y al pueblo a salir, eeuu go home

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2020-02-29 21:17

We need to ask Trump not to back forces of Al Queada in Syria who are working with Turkey

Daeshbags-Sux
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2020-02-18 00:19

This is just blahblah for diplomatic purposes. Last year, Pompeo even publicly said USA was ready to support Assad’s presidency [obviously under several conditions, e.g. Syria becoming a neutral country]

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2020-02-18 16:37
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@death2, wrong mon ami. Trump wants to strengthen the Neo-Ottoman against the EU and Russia. But none can agree.

About time that the EU fleet dispatched to the East Mediterranean makes it clear that it is not on a NATO mission for the US but is going for Lepanto 2.0 and to wipe all infringements from the EU acquis if a casus belli comes up.

Israeli news compared the recent extension of Turkish maritime claims with the blockade of the Straits of Tiran. Guess the neo-Caliph missed the potentially ominous meaning.