January 12, 2018 / 05:37 PM
Erdogan says no one dares to establish new state in northern Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday said no one could dare to establish a new state in northern Syria, warning that any such effort would be “useless”.

In his remarks at a meeting with local administrators known as mukhtars at the Presidential Complex in capital Ankara, Erdogan said, “Those who are willing to set up a terror passage in northern Syria right now … those areas used to be included [in Turkey’s] national pact borders [also known as Misak-i-Milli].

 “Do not forget this sensibility. … No one can dare to establish a new state there. They will pay the price for it, if need be,” Anadolu quoted him as saying.

He said Turkey could not be a means for the US’ incoherent policies, and neither could it be a country that paid the price for inadequacy that the US itself had demonstrated regarding developments in the region.

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