Turkey ready to support US efforts in Syria, PM tells VP Pence after missile strike

Published 08.04.2017 10:55
Updated 08.04.2017 17:31
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Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım told U.S Vice President Mike Pence in a phone call on Saturday that Turkey is ready to provide all kinds of support in Syria after the recent U.S. missile strike on an Assad regime airbase in response to a chemical weapons attack in Idlib, which killed over 100 civilians.

The Prime Minister also told Vice President Pence that a no-fly zone should be considered to prevent attacks similar to the Assad regime's chemical airstrike.

Yıldırım said that setting up a safe zone in Syria should be considered due to the possibility of a new migration wave toward Turkey.

Pence thanked Yıldırım for the support Turkey expressed, and said that the U.S. government considers dialogue and cooperation with Turkey to be important, and added that the U.S. wants to further improve cooperation with Turkey in Syria.

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