Turkey, Russia have no disagreements over Afrin offensive, Erdoğan says

There are no contradictions over Turkey’s Olive Branch operation in Syria's Afrin between Ankara and Moscow, Turkish President Erdoğan said
Sunday, 04 March 2018 15:40

There are no contradictions over Turkey’s Olive Branch operation in Syria's Afrin between Ankara and Moscow, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Sunday.

"We have no disagreements with Russia over Afrin. In Idlib, a process of setting up the observation posts is underway. At the moment, we have already created eight of such posts. A tripartite summit (Russia-Turkey-Iran), similar to the Sochi one, is planned to take place in Istanbul in the future. There, we will have an opportunity to assess and discuss all the issues," Erdoğan said during a press conference.

Ankara purchases the Russia-made military equipment and arms to ensure its security despite the disagreements with NATO over the deliveries, the official added and noted that Greece has acquired Russian arms as well, but no sanctions over the decision followed.

"We are not going to ask others how to ensure the security of our country," Erdoğan said, while answering the question over Turkey’s acquisition of Russia’s S-400 Triumf air defence systems.

Turkish government last month launched an air and ground offensive.