US has 'responsibility' to protect peace

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The U.S. and Russia have significant responsibilities as world powers to protect global peace and security, said Turkey’s prime minister on the day a new U.S. president is being sworn in, adding that many countries of the world have expectations of the Trump administration. reports that, Speaking to reporters after Friday prayers in Ankara, Binali Yildirim congratulated the incoming U.S. administration and wished Donald Trump good luck.

Yildirim also said Turkey expects Trump to lend more support to Turkey’s efforts to maintain peace in the region.

Touching on the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), whose leader resides in the U.S., and the PYD, a Syrian affiliate of the terrorist PKK supported by the U.S., Yildirim said.

"We hope and what we expect [from the Trump administration] is that steps will be taken particularly to extradite FETO [leader Fetullah Gulen], the orchestrator of the July 15 coup attempt, to stop the support given to the terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria under the pretext of the fight against Daesh, and to fix the Turkish public’s negative perception of the U.S. administration," Yildirim said.

"The decisions Trump makes about transformation of the global economic crisis into global peace will be IMPORTANT."

2017.01.20 / 23:14
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