Erdogan sets a date to restore relations with Syria… and meet Assad

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has set a proposed date for the restoration of relations with Syria and has opened the door to a meeting with President Bashar al-Assad.

Erdogan said on Thursday that he may reconsider relations with Syria after the presidential and parliamentary elections to be held in Turkey next June.

In response to a question about the possibility of a meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Erdogan said: “There is no eternal resentment or disagreement in politics”.

These statements came during Erdogan’s return trip from Bali after the conclusion of the G20 summit.

Last month the Turkish president did not rule out the possibility of holding a meeting with his Syrian counterpart, Al-Assad.

About this meeting, Erdogan said in a press conference: “A tale meeting is not on the agenda at the moment… but I can’t say it’s impossible to meet Assad”.

He added: “When the time is right, we can even go to the meeting with the Syrian president.”