Russia urges Turkey not to launch offensive in Syria

AFP , Thursday 2 Jun 2022

Russia hopes Turkey will "refrain" from launching an offensive in northern Syria, a diplomatic spokesperson said Thursday, after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan renewed threats of a military campaign targeting Kurdish "terrorists".

Turkey-backed Syrian fighters
Turkey-backed Syrian fighters gather with their military vehicles at their barracks in the city of al-Bab in the eastern countryside of Aleppo province, before heading to Manbij in northern Syria, on June 1, 2022. AFP


"We hope that Ankara will refrain from actions that could lead to a dangerous deterioration of the already difficult situation in Syria," Russia's Foreign Affairs Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a statement.

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