Turkey will resume the military operation in Syria
The protests resumed in Georgia. Several dozen anti-government rally participants, who were previously dispersed by the special forces, set up their tents next to the parliament building once again. «We will continue the protests until the ‘Georgian Dream’ resigns. ‘Rustaveli Avenue’ will be transformed into a city of tents» — ‘RIA NEWS’ quoted a protest participant, David Makharadze. A protest rally is also planned near the Tbilisi City Court, where the hearings on the recently detained protesters will be held.
2 Turkey — the USA
The Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan announced that the Ankara’s decision, regarding the purchase of the Russian air defense systems S-400s, did not change. The Turkish President informed Donald Trump about this fact during his visit to the US on 13th of November. Initially the Turkish president spoke about this decision during his speech in Ankara, which was broadcast by the NTV. The issue of the purchase of F-35 fighter jets was raised as well. Erdogan underlined that Turkey is a partner of the US, not a client. He reminded that Turkey have paid almost $1.5 billions of dollars. If the disagreements with the US on the supply of F-35 fighter jets continue — Turkey will begin searching for the alternatives in the medium term.
«Ankara may launch a new military operation if the Kurdish forces won’t leave the border areas in the north-east of Syria» — said the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu — the Turkish mass media reported. Chavushoglu noted that Washington and Moscow have yet to fulfill their obligations on Syria, which were agreed upon with Ankara. The Turkish Minister of Defense Hulusi Akar specified that Turkey is in a constant contact with Russia regarding the situation in Syria, and Turkey has no doubt that all the problems will be solved.
«The new bill ‘On the special status of Donbass’ will be developed after a meeting of the leaders of the ‘Norman Four’ countries, together with the parliament and the society» — said the Head of the Ukrainian Parliament, Dmitry Razumkov, on air of the »Freedom of Speech» TV program on the ICTV. According to Razumkov — “It will be a very difficult thing to do without all of the aforementioned structures”. He also expressed his surprise that the Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vadim Priestayko, considers the work of the parliament on the development of the bill on the special status to be ‘ineffective’.