Turkey accepts the role of Assad in peace talks Syria
Tukije can no longer order the Syrian president Bashar al-Assad to go at the peace talks in Astana next week. That says, the Turkish deputy prime minister Mehmet Sismek Friday.
Turkey is always a fierce opponent of Assad, but according to Sismek can Turkey is no longer on the view that Assad anyway, need to leave. Turkey wants Assad in the long term still have the field space. That would, according to Turkey the only option for a sustainable peace in the region.
The new position of Turkey comes from the changing situation in Syria. By the rapprochement between Assad and Russia, it is not possible to have peace talks without Syrian president, said the Turkish deputy prime minister.
Sismek proposes a pragmatic approach to the discussions, to be there as soon as possible to ensure that the Syrian people are less affected by the long conflict.
Sergei Lavrov, the Russian minister of Foreign Affairs, last Friday indicated that he hopes the new American president Donald Trump, an envoy will send to the negotiations in the capital of Kazakhstan. According to Lavrov must be an expert in the field of relations in the Middle East.