BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – Turkish presidential candidate Dogu Perincek of the Patriotic Party told RIA Novosti on Monday that he will normalize relations with the Syrian government.
“As president, I will invite Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad to Turkey on the very next day,” Perincek began.
“I will send him a plane and personally meet him at the Ankara Airport, so we will resolutely restore relations between Turkey and Syria,” Perincek continued.
According to Perincek, normalizing relations with the Syrian government will only strengthen Turkey’s relationship with Russia, which will ultimately benefit all parties.
In the upcoming Turkish presidential elections on June 24th, the ballots will include the names of the incumbent Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (from the ruling Justice and Development Party), Mukharrem Inje (from the main opposition People’s Republican Party), Selahattin Demirtash (from the pro-Kurdish People’s Democracy Party) also independent candidates Meral Akhenker, Temelya Karamollaoglu and Dogu Perincek.