Turkey says not siding with anyone on Syria

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Turkey says not siding with anyone on Syria

Mr Bozdag said Turkey did not hesitate to work together with any country who defended "correct principles" on Syria.

Turkey supported the air strikes by U.S., British and French forces, saying the move sent a message to Assad.

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On Saturday, the USA, in coordination with France and the United Kingdom, conducted a series of military strikes against the regime of Bashar al-Assad after it accused the latter of being responsible for the chemical weapons attack on Douma, in eastern Ghouta on April 7th.

France, the United States and Britain launched strikes against regime targets on Saturday, following an alleged chemical attack blamed by the West on the Damascus regime that reportedly killed dozens. Critics of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accuse him of using the failed putsch as a pretext to quash dissent.

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Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said "It is a positive step but more needs to be done for lasting peace". The two countries are also at odds over Washington's support for a Kurdish militia in northern Syria that Turkey considers a terrorist organisation.

Also, Rex Tillerson, former secretary of state, told Erdogan in February that U.S. prosecutors had dropped charges against most members of his security detail who had been accused on playing a role in beating protesters previous year, the Wall Street Journal said. "I want truth to come out", Andrew Brunson told the court in the western Turkish town of Aliaga, north of the Aegean city of Izmir. Assad's main supporters are Moscow and Tehran.

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