February 23, 2018 / 11:54 AM / a month ago

Russia, Iran should stop Syrian government violations, Turkey says

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday that Syrian government air strikes in eastern Ghouta were unacceptable, and called on Russia and Iran to put pressure on Damascus authorities.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, speaks during a news conference with his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi in Amman, Jordan February 19, 2018. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

“Russia and Iran need to stop the Syrian government,” Cavusoglu said, adding that an offensive by pro-government forces in the northern Syrian province of Idlib also violated an agreement between Turkey, Iran and Russia.

Reporting by Ezgi Erkoyun; Editing by Dominic Evans

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