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 Erdogan tells Russia to reconsider support for Assad

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday asked Russia to reconsider its support for the Syrian regime following a chemical weapons attack in Idlib earlier this week and the U.S.’s military action in response.

Censor.NET reports citing Anadolu.

"It is our hope that this will not be limited to the U.S. action. We hope that Russia gets involved as well - that at least they stop defending Assad," Erdogan said.

Read more: "US strike on Syrian airbase may be only 'cosmetic' if not followed by removal of Assad regime," - Turkish Foreign Minister

Erdogan said he welcomed Moscow's recent statement that "unconditional support is not possible" to the Syrian regime.

"But let's speed it up. Let's get rid of this evil," Erdogan said.

Erdogan said Syria "undoubtedly" has chemical weapons and it is clearly known whose airplanes dropped the bombs on civilians "as we have radar records".

Read more: Boris Johnson canceled visit to Moscow as Russia defenses Assad regime, - Guardian

On Friday, the U.S. fired 59 Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian air base American officials believe was used to launch the Khan Shaykhun attack that killed at least 100 men, women, and children and injured more than 500.
 
 
 
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