Russia calls on Turkey for ‘restraint’ in Syria

Russia said Tuesday, November 22 hoped that Turkey would show “detention” and beware of “any excessive use of force” in Syria, where Ankara is carrying out airstrikes and threatening to launch a ground offensive against Kurdish fighters.

“We hope to convince our Turkish colleagues to refrain from resorting to excessive use of force on Syrian territory” to “avoid the escalation of tensions”Alexander Lavrentiev, special envoy of Russian President Vladimir Putin on Syria, told the press in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, where a tripartite meeting between Russia, Turkey and Iran is to be held on Syria.

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