Turkey has called into question the departure of the U.S. air force from its base


As stated in an interview to A Haber, Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey Weixi Kaynak, Ankara, to discuss the question of further stay of aircraft anti-terrorist coalition on its territory. Cause is insufficient, according to Turkish officials, U.S. assistance in the North of Syria.

The words of the Kaynak commented the official representative of the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Ibrahim Kalin, Reuters reports. According to him, there is no need to make a quick decision at the base of Incirlik. However, he wondered why the US is supporting the Kurds in Northern Syria, but not helping the Turkish army in the battle for the city of al Bab, which is held by militants of the “Islamic state” (banned in Russia as a terrorist organization).

Kalin also expressed hope that the new US President Donald trump will be more attentive to the interests of Turkey in the middle East.

Earlier, the Pentagon spokesman, said that the United States is currently negotiating with Turkey about a more active support operations in the North of Syria.

3 January the US Department of defense announced the air raids of the coalition on al Bab. While Washington has stressed that it is not inflicted strikes on terrorists, limiting “show of force”.

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