Turkey’s opposition leader refuses talks with Al-Assad regime

ANKARA, The opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahceli on Wednesday said that he is not in favor of Turkey on establishing a dialogue with Syria’s Bashar Al-Assad regime under any circumstance.

Bahceli told reporters that he backs Turkey’s expected military operation east of the Euphrates River in Syria to fight terrorism, Anadolu News Agency said.

He also called on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to hold a global summit in Turkey on developments in the Middle East.

He stressed that Turkey has proven its important role as a “strong state” with regards to its contributions and presence in the Middle East, the souce added.

The Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu, and the leader of Turkey’s opposition Party Meral Aksener, have asked the Turkish government to reach an agreement with Al-Assad for the return of Syrian refugees to their country.

The Turkish leadership has repeatedly threatened to launch a military operation in the eastern Euphrates area after the “Euphrates Shield” and the “Olive Branch” to expel the elements of the Popular Protection Units, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party PKK and the so-called Islamic State IS from the Syrian areas bordering Turkey.

Source: Kuwait News Agency