Moscow/ Ankara : Russia has accused Turkey of invading Syria and violating the sovereignty of Syria by its military actions. Also the Russian Foreign Ministry has expressed concern that the situation in Syria could grow serious due to the military actions of Turkey. While the President of Turkey, Recep Erdogan has demanded the US to allow Turkey to join the war against ‘ISIS’ in Syria.
Since the last two weeks, Turkey’s military and tanks have invaded Syria and have been pursuing attacks in the northern region. The Russian Foreign Ministry has expressed concern over the military actions of Turkey.The Russian Foreign Ministry has appealed to Turkey to rethink its military action in Syria. Russia expressed its displeasure by stating that the military and political situation in Syria has got more complicated due to this action of Turkey.
The Russian Foreign Ministry also criticized that ‘In the past few months there was success in improving the conditions in Syria. The procedures for ceasefire, humanitarian aid and negotiations could have been easy however Turkey’s military action could change the situation and it can have a negative impact’. With the intention of deterring such a scenario, Russia has appealed to Turkey to respect the sovereignty of Syria and rethink over its actions.
Russia has expressed this displeasure post the G-20 summit which concluded in China. In the summit, the President of Turkey, Recep Erdogan had met the United States President, Barak Obama. During their meeting both the leaders discussed the recent coup in Turkey and the conflicts in Syria. Also in the meeting Erdogan demanded that Turkey’s military should join along with the US forces to fight the war against the ‘ISIS’ in Syria. The United States has so far not reacted to this demand from Turkey, however reactions are seen from the Russian side.
Meanwhile, Turkey’s military has captured the Jarabulus region of Syria and has headed towards Aleppo.