Mike Pence Announces Turkey Ceasefire in Syria
- Author: Sonia Alvarado Nov 30, 2019,
Nov 30, 2019, 0:30
German government spokeswoman Ulrike Demmer said on Friday that Chancellor Angela Merkel would meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron after arriving in the British capital on Tuesday.
Turkey's foreign minister, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, confirmed that Turkey had blocked the Baltic plan, saying: "We are not against Nato's retaliation plans for the Baltic nations but [Nato] should also want for Turkey what it wants for the Baltics".
The comments were in reference last month's meeting between President Macron and Jihane Ahmed, who is the spokeswoman for the USA -backed Syrian Democratic Forces of which the YPG is a significant part. "Jump up and down as much as you like... you will respect Turkey's right to fighting against terrorism sooner or later".
Ankara is reportedly blocking the approval of a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation defense plan for the alliance's eastern flank until it gets the green light over its security concerns in Syria.
"He is already the sponsor of the terrorist organization, and constantly hosts them at the Elysee Palace", alleged the Turkish top diplomat, who insisted "If he says his ally is the terrorist organization we have an answer for this, but there is really nothing more to say". Right now, there is a void in Europe, he is trying to be its leader, but this an artificial behavior.
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Turkey angered when Mr macron held talks in Paris on 8 October with Jihane SDF spokesman Ahmed.
Macron, who has repeatedly criticised the Turkish offensive, said on Thursday that Ankara had presented its allies with a "fait accompli" that endangered the anti-IS coalition's action.
A day later, the Turkish offensive in northern Syria to create a "safe zone" cleared of Kurdish militia.
Angered by the dearth of assist its Syria operations have obtained from the alliance, Turkey, the second largest drive in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, reportedly wouldn't assist the alliance's protection proposal for Poland and the Baltics.
For Madalina Sisu Vicari, an expert on geopolitics and Turkey, if the report is true then by holding up the upgraded plan of defense for Poland and the Baltic states, Turkey is attempting to build leverage that could enable it to achieve two objectives.