Erdogan says Turkey maintains ‘low-level’ contacts with Syria

Istanbul: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said his government maintained “low-level” contacts by means of its spy agency with the Syrian regime despite being one of its most fervent critics.

“The foreign policy is being conducted with Syria at low-level,” Erdogan told the state-run TRT television interview. Erdogan’s comments are the first time Turkey has confirmed direct low level talks with Damascus.