Turkish FM due in Russia
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 25
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will visit Russia, Trend reports referring to the Turkish media on Dec. 25.
Cavusoglu may visit Russia till the end of 2018.
During the visit, Cavusoglu will hold political consultations on the Syrian crisis with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
On Dec. 12, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the Turkish Armed Forces would launch a new military operation in northern Syria against PYD/YPG, the Syrian wing of the PKK terrorist organization.
Erdogan claimed that there were American soldiers in the detachments of the terrorists in Syria.
"Despite that the US has promised Turkey that it would not support PYD/YPG, the Syrian wing of the PKK, the US did not keep its word," Erdogan said.
On June 4, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed a road map on Syria's Manbij during talks in Washington.
Also, Pompeo and Cavusoglu met in Brussels and discussed the Operation Olive Branch, as well as other issues.
On Jan. 20, the Turkish Armed Forces, together with the Free Syrian Army, launched the Operation Olive Branch in Afrin, Syria.
On Aug. 24, 2016, units of the Turkish Armed Forces began the Operation Euphrates Shield against the "Islamic State" and with the support of the Syrian opposition liberated the border town of Jarablus in northern Syria, as well as al-Bab.
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