Turkey does not require permission from anyone to fight terrorism: Erdogan
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Turkey does not require permission from anyone to fight terrorism: Erdogan

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Ankara, Jan 16 : Turkey does not require permission from anyone to fight terrorism, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in an article in the Russian Kommersant newspaper.

"We reserve the right to target terrorists who threaten our country from Syrian territory until conditions are ripe," Turkish President said adding that Syrian crisis can only be solved by countries that benefit from healing Syria's wounds and are affected by the deepening of the conflict.

The Turkish president stressed that Ankara's problem does not lie with Syrian Kurds or any other groups living inside borders of neighboring Syria, pointing out "the allegations made by the United States" on this issue "have no basis and do not reflect the facts, but the view of some groups of narrow interests."

The Turkish presidency also announced that President Erdogan will visit Russia on January 23, in order to coordinate the situation caused by the decision of the US withdrawal from Syria, and will discuss bilateral relations and the Syrian issue extensively, qna said in a report.

Turkey is coordinating closely with Russia in the Syrian file, where in September they reached a cease-fire agreement in the Syrian city of Idlib, while also continuing to cooperate with Iran via the Astana route to contribute to the support of the UN-sponsored political process. (UNI)

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