Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 9
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Russia must stop military actions in Syria, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said, Turkish TRT Haber TV channel reported Feb. 9.
Russia's military actions in Syria led to a new wave of refugees to Turkey, he said. He also noted that Russia mainly bombs positions of the moderate Syrian opposition.
Today Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has compared Russia's actions in Syria with the military operations in Afghanistan.
Eventually, forces that carry out military operations in Syria will leave the country in the same manner as previously left Afghanistan, according to him.
Davutoglu noted that, Turkey has evidences about Russia's bombing of the moderate opposition's positions.
"Russia, Iran and Lebanon's Hezbollah are responsible for the death of civilian population in Syria," said Davutoglu.
He also noted that Turkey expects a new wave of refugees as a result of Russia's military operations in Syria.
Currently, Turkey is hosting more than two million Syrian refugees on its territory. The Syrian refugee camps in the country accommodate about 300,000 people. The rest of them are spread across the provinces and cities of Turkey.
In Istanbul alone, there are currently 40,000 refugees from Syria.
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