Syria and Turkey should remain good neighbors, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said during a meeting with the former Turkish Foreign Minister Sukru Sina Gurel, the Turkish newspaper ‘Milliyet’ reported March 24.
Assad said that the Syrian people don’t feel hostility towards Turkey.
He said that the two countries should conduct a joint policy for the sake of territorial integrity of Turkey and Syria.
Turkish authorities believe that the main reason for the bloodshed in Syria is the policy of the country’s president Bashar al-Assad.
Syria has been suffering from an armed conflict since March 2011, which, according to the UN, has so far claimed the lives of over 220,000 people. Militants from various armed groups are confronting the Syrian government troops.
The “Islamic State” (IS, aka ISIS, ISIL or Daesh) and Jabhat al-Nusra are the most active terrorist groups in Syria.