Monday, March 27, 2017
   
Text Size

Site Search powered by Ajax

United States and Turkey, different views on how to fight the Islamic State.

Although the Turkish parliament approved the military intervention against Islamic State, prime-minister Ahmet Davutoglu stated yesterday that Turkey will provide ground troops only if the coalition will  concentrate on also removing the current regime in Damascus, as stated by Global News Intelligence.

“Our position hasn’t changed. It is obvious. We will only focus on the Islamic State. We support the Syrian opposition but we will not intervene militarily against Damascus, “said Jen Psaki, spokesperson for the American State Department.

“One of our objectives is to have talks with all of our partners, including Turkey, in order to understand their point of view. But nothing has changed regarding our intentions. The talks that we had with Ankara last week stay the same,” Psaki also said.

Since the arrival of AKP in power, in 2001, the number of differences of opinion between Ankara and Washington grew. Among these, the refusal of the Turks to back the military campaign against Saddam Hussein in 2003 or the initial refusal to back the military campaign in Libya, in 2011.

Add comment


Security code
Refresh

Random articles


King Abdullah will meet Egypt’s president, Hosni Mubarak, today in the Egyptian resort of Sharm El Sheikh to kick off a four-nation 'Arab Unity More...
Lebanese troops tightened security around Caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri's office and other government...Read Full Article More...
Syrian President Bashar Assad said Thursday that no one wants civil strife in Lebanon, amid tensions...Read Full Article More...
The bomber attacked a convoy traveling to Saada province to attend the funeral of Badr al-Hawthi, the father of a Shiite rebel group's leader.Read More...
A crude oil tanker, damaged by an explosion in the Strait of Hormuz, is about to arrive in port at Fujairah.Read Full Article More...
Medvedev and Kan to hold talks in Japanese city amid tensions over territorial dispute.Read Full Article More...

Follow us on...

Facebook Page Linked In Group Twitter YouTube

Todays Poll

Are you in favor of the EU engaging diplomatically with Hezbollah?

Login Form