The beginning of a new era in relations between Ankara and Damascus is more likely, but it is too early to talk about comprehensive cooperation at the moment. This statement was made by a deputy from the ruling Turkish Justice and Development Party, Orhan Mirioglu.
The day before, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan noted that he did not rule out the normalization of relations with Syria in the near future.
According to the Turkish parliamentarian, it is difficult to say that a process has been launched with Syria, which can be “considered as a clear answer to the questions: “How?”, “When?”, “With whom?” and why?" Syria seems to want the talks to take place in a third country, most likely Russia, he said. In this regard, it is too early to talk about comprehensive cooperation, Mirioglu believes. As specified, the beginning of a new era in relations between Damascus and Ankara before the elections is also possible. At the same time, it is clear that the parties are still far from the idea of "partnership in action," the Turkish legislator added.