Erdogan Calls on West to Throw Full Support Behind Turkey in Syria | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Erdogan Calls on West to Throw Full Support Behind Turkey in Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on Western powers to throw their support behind Turkey in Syria in an op-ed published in Bloomberg on Monday.

Erdogan presented Turkey as a stabilizing force in Syria despite the fact that Ankara played a crucial role in fueling the war in its early stages in 2011 by training and sheltering the opposition group known as the Free Syrian Army. Throughout the war, Turkey has backed various groups in Syria, including militias aligned with al-Qaeda affiliates.

In 2020, Turkey sent thousands of fighters into Idlib province to halt a Syrian government offensive to retake the territory. Idlib is currently controlled mostly by Hayat Tahir al-Sham (HTS), an al-Qaeda affiliate formerly known as al-Nusra Front.

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