• Erdoğan steps in to end US-Russia tension

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has stepped in to solve the ongoing crisis between the United States and Russia over the dispute of the two parties on Syria.

Erdoğan spoke by telephone with Russian President Vladimir Putin and to talk with US President Barack Obama, according to the presidential sources.

Ending the dispute between the US and Russia is a top priority for Erdoğan due to the significance of reaching a possible ceasefire following the end of Turkey and Russia's bilateral crisis.

Turkey believes that the dispute between US and Russia may possibly trigger terrorist organizations, particularly Daesh, to act more aggressive in Syria., according to the sources.

Previously, Turkish Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalın also expressed the concerns of Turkey about the situation in Syria.

"If the clashes aren't prevented; the situation will worsen. Turkey is in touch with other parties, aiming at reaching a solution," Kalın said.

Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed since the beginning of the five-year-long civil war in Syria.

The United Nations says more than 250,000 people have been killed since the beginning of the violence that turned into a civil war; however the Syrian Center for Policy Research, an NGO, has put the total death toll from conflict at more than 470,000.

07.10.2016 16:28
Category Politics