“Of course, if I had a choice, I would like them to leave Syria and Iraq in the same way as they withdrew troops from Afghanistan. If we want to serve peaceful purposes in the world, there is no point in staying in those countries,” he said in an interview with CBS.
The Turkish leader noted that the peoples and governments of these countries have the right to make decisions independently.
At the same time, Erdogan stressed that Turkey is present in the SAR to restore the country.
“In Syria, we are engaged in the construction of 100 thousand housing units. People, families were displaced; they were expelled from their homeland. We are building housing for them. I am interested in what other countries are doing. It is very important to understand this,” he believes.
The President expressed hope that Washington, Moscow, Baghdad, and Ankara could work together to achieve peace and stability in Syria and Iraq.