Russia officially answered Erdogan’s call to leave Syria

MOSCOW, (BM) – Russia is the only country whose troops are in Syria legally, recalled presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov on the TV show “Moscow. Kremlin. Putin” on Russia 1 TV channel, learned

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So the representative of the Kremlin commented on the statement of Turkish leader Recep Erdogan, who on the eve called on President Vladimir Putin to leave Ankara “face to face” with the Syrian authorities.

Peskov noted that Russia operates in the region at the request of the legitimate Syrian leadership.

“The presence other military forces of other countries in Syria contrary to the norms and principles of international law,” he said.

A spokesman for the Russian leader stressed that the Syrian military are fighting terrorists, whom Turkey has committed to deactivate as part of the Sochi accords. He also pointed out that terrorists in Syria are striking at Russian military facilities.

“Therefore, in spite of any statements, the fight against these terrorist elements will continue,” Peskov said.

In addition, a Kremlin spokesman said that Putin and Erdogan should meet in Moscow next week. At it, the Russian and Turkish leaders will compare their points of view regarding the implementation of the Sochi accords and will specify which earlier obligations the parties must fulfill.

According to Peskov, the meeting will not be easy.


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