Erdogan says Turkey anxious about 'wrestling' of world powers over Syria

Andrew Malcolm: While we were sleeping, Russia, Iran and Turkey made an ominous deal

Andrew Malcolm: While we were sleeping, Russia, Iran and Turkey made an ominous deal

President Erdogan said at opening ceremony of 36-kilometer long Baskentray railway in Ankara that Turkey was uneasy over tensions between Russian Federation and the U.S. in the region.

In his Thursday speech in Ankara, Erdogan again criticized Washington for its support for the Kurdish militants in northern Syria, saying Turkey would continue to fight that mistake "until the end".

Last week Putin, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani and Turkey's strongman Tayyip Erdogan completed a successful summit in Ankara by announcing their new partnership to establish a ceasefire in Syria and to start rebuilding the war-ravaged land that is ravaged in large part by their own forces.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan discussed the crisis in Syria on Wednesday and agreed to stay in close touch, the White House said in a statement.

The Turkish president said he would speak later in the day with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to find a possible mechanism that could prevent chemical attacks in Syria.

His comments came after US President Donald Trump warned Russian Federation over its support for Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, saying US missiles "will be coming" in retaliation for an alleged chemical weapons attack. And if President Vladimir Putin has buckled to pull troops out of Crimea after four years of escalating US sanctions, no one's noticed.

On January 20, Turkey, together with the Free Syrian Army opposition forces, launched Operation Olive Branch in Afrin.

Erdogan said: 'Those who support the regime of murderer Assad are making a mistake.

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