12.04.2018 | Syria attack: Turkey holds crunch call with Putin as Middle East rips apart
Source - The Daily Express
Mr Erdogan spoke to Russian despot Vladimir Putin today about the crisis and the pair vowed to stay in close contact.
It comes a day after the Turkish leader talked to Donald Trump, who tweeted that missiles “are coming” to Bashar al-Assad’s brutal Moscow-supported regime.
Speaking in Ankara, Mr Erdogan said Turkey would maintain its presence and activities in Syria until the country became safe for everyone.
The White House said yesterday Mr Trump had spoken to the Turkish leader about his concerns and they had agreed to stay in “close contact”.
Mr Erdogan has been outspoken to both nations about the Syrian conflict, calling for civilian deaths to end and urging the US to clarify its future role in the country.
Mr Trump confused the situation on social media again this morning, a day after he threw the world into panic by telling the Russians missiles were “coming” to Syria.
He tweeted today: “Never said when an attack on Syria would take place. Could be very soon or not so soon at all!
“In any event, the United States, under my Administration, has done a great job of ridding the region of ISIS.
“Where is our ‘Thank you America?’”
His latest intervention comes as Theresa May convened her war cabinet to discuss joining US-led action against Syria following a poison gas attack that killed at least 70 people.
Mrs May is thought to be preparing to authorise UK forces to strike against Assad without seeking a vote in Parliament.