Analysis: Is Syria's Assad Set To Be Abandoned by Russia, Iran?

August 4, 2015 8:54 AM

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Analysis: Is Syria's Assad Set To Be Abandoned by Russia, Iran?

ISTANBUL, Turkey — Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was quoted Monday as saying that Russian President Vladimir Putin may be ready to "give up" on Syrian President Bashar Assad.

"(Putin) is no longer of the opinion that Russia will support Assad to the end. I believe he can give up Assad," Erdogan was quoted as saying in Turkey's Daily Sabah newspaper.

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