Moscow calls on Turkey to exercise restraint and avoid using excessive force in Syria

22 November, 2022
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Moscow calls on Turkey to exercise restraint and avoid using excessive force in Syria

The Russian presidential envoy to Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev, called on Turkey to "exercise restraint to prevent further escalation in Syria."


Lavrentiev said today, Tuesday, that Moscow urges "the search for a peaceful solution to the Kurdish issue," in light of the Turkish strikes in Syria.


He added, "We will call on our Turkish colleagues to exercise restraint in order to prevent an escalation of tension, not only in the northern and northeastern regions of Syria, but throughout the territories as well," noting the need to "continue to work with all concerned parties."


Lavrentiev pointed out that "Turkey did not notify Russia in advance of the air operation in Syria and Iraq," explaining that this issue would be discussed during the meeting on Syria in Astana.


The Russian special official expressed his hope to "convince the Turkish partners to refrain from using excessive force on Syrian territory."


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