Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan responded to the U.S. attack on Syria by holding out a hand to Washington and calling for an even stronger action: a U.S.-led military intervention.
“This is a positive step in the war against the Assad regime, but I don’t think it is sufficient,” he said. “Turkey is ready if concrete decisions are to be taken. Come together in a coalition of powers, led by the United States.”
“The wicked actions of the Assad regime have crossed many red lines,” he continued. “For some time my thoughts against Syria and Assad have changed much.” He adopted a more proactive approach recently, when Turkey and the U.S. were cornered because of the operations of Raqqa, conducted thanks to the Kurdish YPG — an alliance that the Turkish government has long sought to destroy.