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China, Turkey to deepen counter-terrorism cooperation

Rufina Vignone | 03 Settembre, 2016, 23:39

"No one expects us to consent to a terror corridor on our southern border", Erdogan said while speaking to the media in Ankara ahead of his official trip to China to attend the G20 summit.

"We can not pretend not to have heard continuous rocket attacks into our cities from Jarabulus, north Syria", Erdogan said.

Earlier, the Head of the Syrian Kurdish Representation in Moscow, Rodi Osman told that despite Turkey's request to leave the western bank of the Euphrates, military forces of the "Federation of Northern Syria and Rozhava" and Syrian democratic forces will not leave Manbij, which was cleared off the terrorist group "Islamic State".

Erdogan said the reason of the operation is to secure the border region by eliminating terror organizations.

Ban noted "the leading role that Turkey had played during its presidency of the G20 previous year in Antalya", while expressing hope Turkey would soon be party to the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan are discussing the prospects of restoring full-fledged bilateral cooperation, including in energy, at the meeting in China's Hangzhou, TASS reported.

The two leaders also discussed the status of negotiations for a political solution to the Syrian conflict and a recent UN-sponsored report on chemical weapons attacks in the war-torn country.

Putin had given his support to Turkey during the July 15 foiled coup and said he stood by the elected government in Ankara, offering his condolences to the victims of what Erdogan called the "most heinous" armed coup attempt in modern Turkish history. The concluding leaders summit will be held on September 4-5.

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