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US urges Russia, Turkey to avoid 'escalation' over Syria: State Dept

AFP , Monday 15 Feb 2016
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The United States on Monday urged Turkey and Russia to avoid any further escalation after the two traded verbal blows over their respective military actions in war-torn Syria.

"It is important that the Russians and Turks speak directly, and take measures to prevent escalation," a State Department spokesperson told AFP.

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