in view of the planned withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria, Turkey and Germany want to stay in close contact. The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel had agreed in a telephone conversation, reported the Turkish state news Agency Anadolu.

in addition to the developments in Syria it was at the interview in addition to the issues of Migration and combating terrorism.

A spokeswoman for the Federal government, said the Chancellor had appreciated the role of Turkey, especially in taking in Syrian refugees. They have also voiced the expectation that Turkey, with restraint and responsibility on the announced withdrawal of US will react troops.

Merkel and Erdogan had emphasized the importance of the political process under the auspices of the United Nations for the settlement of the conflict in Syria. The terrorist militia “Islamic state” (IS) was pushed by the joint Action back to stay, but a significant risk.

Offensive moved

On Saturday, had agreed that Turkey and Russia during a Meeting at the Ministerial level in Moscow, to coordinate their actions in Syria more. At the Meeting, Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, as well as their Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, and Hulusi participated in Akar.

The U.S. government had troops in front of a little more than a week, the withdrawal of its ground by the Kurdish militia YPG-controlled areas in Northern Syria announced. So far, the YPG was a close ally of the United States in the fight against the IS. Turkey considers the YPG as a terrorist organization and wants to distribute it with an Offensive of the Turkish-Syrian border. After the announcement of the U.S. withdrawal, Erdogan has moved to the Offensive, but only once.


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