Erdogan: "Turkey, Russia on same page regarding anti-terror fight"
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  • 12:48 22 October 2019

Erdogan: "Turkey, Russia on same page regarding anti-terror fight"

Turkey and Russia are on the same page regarding the will to eliminate terrorism, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Tuesday, as he strongly opposed the extension of the 120-hour pause in northern Syria agreed as part of a deal reached with the U.S. to allow the withdrawal of the PKK-linked terrorists, ONA reports.

Speaking to reporters at Esenboğa Airport in Ankara ahead of his official visit to Russian Black Sea city of Sochi, Erdoğan noted his Russian counterpart supports Turkey's stance regarding the elimination of terror threat along the border.

"Turkey and Russia are on the same page regarding the elimination of terrorism," Erdoğan said.

The president noted that some 775 terrorists have been neutralized since the start of Operation Peace Spring on Oct. 9, while seven Turkish soldiers and 79 Syrian National Army soldiers have fallen, 20 Turkish civilians have been killed in attacks by PKK's Syrian offshoot, the People's Protection Units (YPG).

Faig Mahmudov

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