Turkey Not Ruling Out Possibility of Cooperation With Assad – Foreign Minister

Turkey will consider the possibility of cooperation with Syrian President Bashar Assad in case of his re-election as the country’s head as result of a transparent and fair election, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Sunday.

During a plenary session interview at the Doha Forum in Qatar, the foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was asked whether Turkey would cooperate with the government of Assad if the latter was re-elected.

Syria has been in a state of civil war since 2011, with government forces fighting against numerous opposition groups and terrorist organizations. In late 2017, the victory over the Daesh* terrorist group was declared in Syria and Iraq.