"Diplomats are said to have to work on that [the Syrian crisis]. But who says that they are not working? We are working with the [US-led] coalition, Russia, Iran, continue negotiations with them and are also working with Saudi Arabia, Qatar. Let nobody teach us diplomacy," Erdogan said at the ceremony of opening a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Izmir.
Since 2011, Syria has been engulfed in a civil war, following the protests that had turned violent, as part of the so-called Arab Spring. During the conflict, hundreds of thousands of Syrians have been killed and millions more have been displaced.