Turkey, Saudi Arabia in talks for alliance to oust al-Assad: Report
Turkey and Saudi Arabia are in high-level talks with the goal of forming a military alliance to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad, according to sources speaking to the Huffington Post.
The April 13 report said the talks are being brokered by Qatar. As the partnership is currently envisioned, Turkey would provide ground troops, supported by Saudi Arabian airstrikes, to assist moderate Syrian opposition fighters against al-Assad’s regime, according to one of the sources.
President Barack Obama was made aware of the talks in February by the emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani, during the emir’s visit to the White House, one source said.
A White House spokesperson declined to comment and Turkish officials were not immediately available for a comment.
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