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August 3, 2015 9:50 am

Turkish President Says Putin May ‘Give Up’ Support for Syrian Leader Assad

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Russian President Vladimir Putin may "give up" on his support for Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

According to Erdogan, Russian President Vladimir Putin may “give up” on his support for Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Russian President Vladimir Putin is having a change of heart on the Kremlin’s wholehearted support for Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad and may “give up on him” in the future, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying Monday.

When asked if Putin could be persuaded not to support Assad, Erdogan said he saw his counterpart as “more positive” during a face-to-face meeting in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku in June and in subsequent telephone talks.

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