The duty for ISIS fighters being held in northeastern Syria can’t fall to Turkey alone, a senior adviser to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan informed CNN’s Christiane Amanpour.
“By way of the ISIS fighters … held in prisons, that are nearer to our border, in fact initially our precedence is to offer safety and stability within the areas we transfer into,” Erdogan’s senior adviser Gülnur Aybet stated. “We are going to safeguard any areas that include these prisons. Nonetheless, we wish the administration of the camps, particularly, one thing that needs to be undertaken as a joint effort with the worldwide group.”
We by no means stated we’d shoulder this burden all by ourselves,” Aybet added.
Her feedback had been a stark distinction to an announcement launched by the White Home Wednesday, wherein US President Donald Trump stated that Turkey was “now accountable for guaranteeing all ISIS fighters being held captive stay in jail and that ISIS doesn’t reconstitute in any approach, form, or type.”
“We anticipate Turkey to abide by all of its commitments, and we proceed to watch the state of affairs intently,” Trump stated.
Aybet urged that, when Erdogan visits the White Home subsequent month, the 2 leaders will talk about additional particulars about coping with the ISIS fighters.