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Erdogan says he expects Russia, Iran to back fight in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin, Iran President Ebrahim Raisi and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hold hands during a trilateral summit in Tehran on July 19, 2022. (Screen capture/Twitter)
Russian President Vladimir Putin, Iran President Ebrahim Raisi and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hold hands during a trilateral summit in Tehran on July 19, 2022. (Screen capture/Twitter)

Turkey expects Russia and Iran to back its fights against “terrorists” in Syria, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan tells the two countries’ leaders at a summit in Tehran.

“What we expect from Russia and Iran is their support for Turkey in its fight against terrorism,” Erdogan says following weeks of warning that Turkey may soon launch a new military incursion into Syria.

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