Turkish Foreign Ministry: Ankara warned Moscow the day before the start of the military operation in northern Syria


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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday that his country had warned Russia a day before the start of its military operation in northern Syria.

Ankara – Sputnik. "We spoke by phone with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov the day before the operation began. We have warned them of everything. We have no contact with the (Syrian) regime. But there is contact on the ground at the military and intelligence level … It acts as a guarantor (for the Syrian settlement) and Iran as well. "

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stressed that Ankara's position on the impossibility of a political dialogue with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has not changed.

On Wednesday, Turkey launched a military operation in northern Syria under the name of "spring of peace" and claimed that the aim of the operation is to eliminate what it called the "terrorist corridor" to be established near Turkey's southern border.

The ground segment of the operation was then announced. According to the latest information from the Turkish Ministry of Defense, after the start of the operation "spring of peace" the Turkish army hit 181 targets for Kurdish forces in northern Syria. There were media reports of civilian casualties.

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Turkish military operation "spring of peace" in northern Syria

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