Turkish PM speaks with US Vice President by phone
ISTANBUL - Anadolu AgencyTurkey expects the U.S. to bring its power more into play now in Syria after the latest incidents in the war torn country, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım told the U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, the prime
ministry said on April 8.
During a phone call, the premier told Pence that the latest U.S. missile strike on a Syrian regime airbase in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack has articulated the feelings of the world as well as the
humanity against the ongoing violence in Syria, according to the prime ministry's press office.
He said Turkey was ready to support the U.S. regarding Friday's incidents in Syria.
Yıldırım also stressed that establishing a safe zone in northern Syria was also necessary due to possible additional migration movements into Turkey following the recent incidents.
Meanwhile, Pence thanked Yıldırım for Turkey's support and said that keeping dialogue with Turkey was important for the U.S. He added that the U.S. wished to cooperate more with Turkey over Syria in the future.
The phone call comes after the U.S. fired early April 7 as many as 60 Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian military airbase American officials believe was used to carry out a deadly suspected chemical attack.