Syrian President Bashar Assad

Turkiye’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on May 29, 2023, Syria’s President Bashar Assad in Damascus on July 16, 2023.

Syria’s Assad says will only meet Turkiye’s Erdogan if ‘core’ issues addressed

  • Erdogan said earlier in July he would extend an invitation to Assad “any time” for possible talks to restore relations
  • “What is the basis for the meeting? Would it be ending the reasons for the problem, which are supporting terrorism and withdrawing from Syrian lands?”: Assad
By Reuters ·