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Closer Moscow Ties Don’t Change Turkey’s Stance on Assad – Deputy PM

By Karin Strohecker LONDON, Nov 26 – Turkey’s rapprochement with Russia has not changed Ankara’s position that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must go to restore peace in the country, Turkish deputy prime minister Numan Kurtulmus said on Saturday. Russia is Assad’s main military backer while Turkey backs the rebels fighting to oust him in the

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Erdogan Says Turkey and Iran Must Cooperate to Fight Terrorism, Sectarianism

ANKARA, April 16 – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday his country and neighboring Iran must work together to help tackle the terrorism and sectarianism shaking their region. Ankara and Tehran are deeply divided in their views over Syria’s war, but they are looking to boost trade ties after international sanctions on Iran were

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