Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb.22
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkey and Saudi Arabia are not planning to launch joint military operations in Syria, said Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.
He noted that this issue has never been on the agenda, TRT Haber TV channel reported Feb.22.
Earlier, Cavusoglu said that Turkey and Saudi Arabia have no secret plans regarding Syria. He added that a number of countries are concerned about Saudi Arabia's intention to fight the IS terrorist organization (aka ISIS, ISIL or Daesh).
Moreover, previously, Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir stated that ground-based military operations planned by Saudi Arabia in Syria are not against the country's President Bashar al-Assad, but the IS.
He added that Saudi Arabia's intention to participate in the ground-based operations in Syria shows that the country is not indifferent to the growth of terrorism threat in the region.
Syria has been suffering from an armed conflict since March 2011, which, according to the UN, has so far claimed the lives of over 220,000 people. Militants from various armed groups are confronting the Syrian government troops. The "Islamic State" and Jabhat al-Nusra are the most active terrorist groups in Syria.
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