Ankara and Damascus demand the opening of communication channels

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Ankara and Damascus exchanged demands to reopen contact channels and normalize relations, according to Turkish sources.

Türkiye’s pro-government newspaper ‘Turkiye’ alleged that Assad had five demands from Ankara and that the Turkish government demanded the Syrian regime to ‘completely eliminate’ the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) from its lands. and ensure the safe return of Syrian refugees.

According to the newspaper, the demands of the Syrian regime are: the transfer of control of Idlib to Damascus, the transfer of the Reyhanli-Cilvegozu border post and the Kesep border post, a commercial corridor between Cilvegözü and Damascus, the control of the M4 highway between Deir ez-Zor and Haseke and Türkiye’s support on the issue of European and American sanctions against the Syrian regime.

Meanwhile, the Türkiye Homeland Party (Vatan Party), an opposition party that has reconciled with the government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has revealed that it will soon send a delegation to Damascus to meet the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Vatan Party General Secretary Ozgur Bursal said the visit to Damascus was an invitation from the Syrian regime.

Bursal noted that the Vatan party has long been considering its visit to Syria. Now that the time has come, the party delegation is expected to arrive in Damascus in the next 10-15 days.

The delegation conducts the visit independently and will follow its own programs and policies related to Turkey’s future.

Bursal claimed that the Turkish government had been informed of the visit.

He added that the talks will focus on strengthening cooperation between Turkey and Syria in all fields, especially in the military and economic fields.

They will also focus on the common struggle against all fanatical and reactionary organizations, the territorial integrity of Syria and the safe return of refugees from Türkiye to their country.


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