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Moscow urges Ankara not to “destabilize” Syria with an invasion

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Moscow urges Ankara not to “destabilize” Syria with an invasion

The Kremlin called on Ankara not to “destabilize” it Syria conducting a new military operation there, ahead of talks to be held today in Russia between the presidents of Russia Vladimir Putin and Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogann.

“THE Turkey has legitimate concerns, which we certainly take into consideration. But it is very important no action allowed which could destabilize the situation in Syria,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

The issue “will certainly be the subject of talks” between Putin and Erdogan in the southern Russian resort of Sochi today, Peskov added.

The Turkish president threatens here and months to start a new one military operation in northern Syria to push back Kurdish fighters, whom Ankara labels “terrorists”.

Turkey considers its security threatened by the presence on its borders of these fighters from the People’s Protection Units (YPG), the Syrian Kurdish militia that Ankara claims is an extension of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), an organization that has been labeled “terrorist” by Ankara, the US and the EU.

During a summit last month in Tehran, Mr Vladimir Putin had already expressed to Erdogan his opposition to a new one Turkish Invasion.

During their meeting today, the two presidents will also discuss Ukraine, where Moscow has been waging a military offensive since February.

Source: News Beast

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