Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has warned Russia that Turkey was running out of patience regarding the continued offensive by the Syrian army in Idlib and will take unilateral actions to stop it if Moscow fails to persuade Bashar al-Assad's regime to cease the military operations in the last rebel-held enclave.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Russia was not abiding by the Sochi or Astana agreements regarding Syria's northwestern Idlib province, broadcaster NTV reported on Wednesday.
Renewed bombardments by Russia-backed Syrian government forces on Idlib have raised concern of a new refugee wave from the area, where some 3 million people live.
Against the backdrop of regional tensions, not least due to Ankara's involvement in the Libya crisis and its maritime border deal with the Tripoli-based government, US President Donald Trump has called for a resolution of Greek-Turkish differences in a phone conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Even as US President Donald Trump had a telephone communication with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Washington appears to have adopted a Janus-faced stance in dealing with the Greek-Turkish dispute in the Eastern Mediterranean as it has refused to take a stand on the legality or illegality of Turkey's massive encroachment on Greece's EEZ especially around Crete.
Forces loyal to Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar are not concerned about peace or a ceasefire in Libya, Turkey's president said on Jan. 27.
Speaking at a joint news conference in Gambia with his Gambian counterpart Adama Barrow, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan referred to a statement on Jan. 26 by Ahmed Al-Mismari, the spokesman for Haftar's forces.