Turkish Foreign Minister: The United States is against the normalization step with Syria


Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stated that the United States is against the step of normalizing relations with Syria, but did not criticize Türkiye for the rapprochement project.

In a press conference on Tuesday, Cavusoglu considered that the United States hadn’t reached a conclusion in Syria after all.

Cavusoglu said that the United States didn’t come up with any proposals to fight the Kurdish People’s Protection Units and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party.

Davutoglu confirmed that Türkiye won’t normalize its relations with Syria despite the Syrian opposition, because Türkiye is the guarantor of the opposition, according to his description.

Regarding his upcoming meeting with Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad, Turkish Foreign Minister explained that Russia made a proposal to set a date, but his country is not ready for these dates.

The Turkish Foreign Minister indicated that the meetings won’t be one-time or for one day, pointing out that there are preparations to be made until the meeting of the foreign ministers.

Regarding Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s meeting with his Syrian counterpart, Bashar al Assad, Cavusoglu said that he didn’t expect that all decisions related to Syria would be taken in a tripartite meeting.

Cavusoglu said, “It won’t be accurate to estimate a date for the leaders’ meeting, as it is related to meeting the foreign ministers first, and based on his assessment, the decision may come out”.

On December 31, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu announced that the upcoming meeting with the Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal al Miqdad may take place in the second half of January.

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