Moscow concerned over Turkey’s strikes on Syrian territory
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 21
Moscow is concerned over Turkey’s air strikes on the territory of Syria, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, RIA Novosti reports.
“We are very concerned about what is happening. As far as I understand, we are talking about the strikes on areas populated by the Kurds,” Lavrov said at a press conference in Moscow, answering a question on how Turkey's air strikes on Syrian territory can affect the situation around Aleppo.
“Turkey is a member of the coalition which was formed by the US, and it has clearly stated that the coalition is built with the sole purpose of fighting the “Islamic State” (IS, aka ISIS, ISIL or Daesh) and Jabhat al-Nusra,” he said.
Lavrov expressed hope that the US, as a commander of the coalition, will do its best for the coalition to stick to the announced purpose.