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Assad says hopes Russia can change Turkey's policy towards Syria
October 13, 2016 / 9:11 AM / a year ago

Assad says hopes Russia can change Turkey's policy towards Syria

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Thursday that his country’s only hope was that a rapprochement between Russia and Turkey would allow Moscow to change Ankara’s policy towards Syria.

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad speaks during an interview with Denmark's TV 2, in this handout picture provided by SANA on October 6, 2016. SANA/Handout via REUTERS

Assad made the comments in an interview with Russian tabloid Komsomolskaya Pravda, a fragment of which was published on the paper’s site on Thursday. The full interview is due to be published on Friday.

Reporting by Maria Kiselyova and Christian Lowe; Writing by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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