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Assad mentioned the reason for Turkey's participation in wars

By participating in wars, Turkish President Erdogan is trying to distract the country's residents from internal problems, Assad believes.

Turkish President Tayyip Recep Erdogan starts wars to distract the attention of Turks from the internal problems of the country. This opinion was expressed by Syrian President Bashar Assad.

“He starts wars in various regions to distract public opinion in Turkey from his actions inside the country, especially after his scandalous ties with the IG in Syria. Everyone knows that the IG has been selling Syrian oil through Turkey under the cover of the U.S. Air Force, and of course the Turks have been involved in the oil trade. Those are its goals, and it's dangerous,” Assad said.

The Syrian president believes Turkey has become an instrument of politics for the 'rich countries'.

“The term “international community” actually means only a small group of countries — great powers and rich countries. We call them influential countries in the political arena. Most of this international community is Turkey's accomplice in supporting terrorism. So they know what Turkey is doing, they like what it is doing, Turkey is the tool of these countries to implement their policies and ideas in this region,” Assad said.

At the same time, he noted that Syria cannot count on the international community and international law. “It could have counted on international law, but it does not exist: there are no institutions that would ensure the application of this law in practice. So in Syria, we have to rely on ourselves and the help of our friends,” Assad said.

As you know, Turkey has twice conducted military operations in Syria, contrary to the position of Damascus. Now the Turkish military is conducting joint patrols in the demilitarized zone near Turkey's borders.

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