Turkey says no disagreements with Russia over Syria operation

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By: Reuters | Istanbul |
Updated: February 7, 2018 12:33 am


Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said the country and Russia have no disagreements over Ankara’s air and ground offensive into northern Syria’s Afrin region (AP Photo/File)

Turkey and Russia have no disagreements over Ankara’s air and ground offensive into northern Syria’s Afrin region and the two countries are in close contact over the operation, the Turkish foreign minister said on Tuesday.

Turkey launched “Operation Olive Branch” two weeks ago targeting the YPG Kurdish militia in Afrin, opening a new front in Syria’s seven-year-old, multi-sided civil war. Russia is the main backer of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

“We do not have any disagreements with Russia. We continue our contacts with Russia,” Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu…

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