RT: Anyone who expected the regime-change programme in Syria to come to a screeching halt with Hillary Clinton's US Presidential Election defeat may have to wait longer for the Syrian nightmare to end. Aside from several European leaders this week continuing their condemnation of Assad and Russia's actions in Aleppo, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has openly stated he is still very much committed to Assad's removal from Damascus. Erdogan - who is accused by many in his own country of suppression and dictatorial policies - has claimed he wants "justice" in Syria, that Turkey's aim has always been to free the Syrian people from the "tyrant" Assad, and that he is committed to the intervention.
It looks like, while America is dealing with its own transitional issues, President Erdogan is flying the regime-change flag and holding down the fort in Syria for the whole team.
Erdogan: Turkish forces are in Syria to end Assad's rule
Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that the Turkish Army entered Syria to end the rule of President Bashar Assad, whom he accused of terrorism and causing the deaths of thousands.
“We entered [Syria] to end the rule of the tyrant al-Assad who terrorizes with state terror. [We didn’t enter] for any other reason,” the Turkish president said at the first Inter-Parliamentary Jerusalem Platform Symposium in Istanbul, as quoted by Hurriyet daily.
Erdogan said that Turkey has no territorial claims in Syria, but instead wants to hand over power to the Syrian population, adding that Ankara is seeking to restore “justice.” MORE