Russia Calls on Turkey to Agree Military Actions in Syria With Country's Gov't

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Press briefing by Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova - Sputnik International
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Moscow is calling on Ankara to agree its military actions with the Syrian government, as well as to refrain from attacking opposition and ethnic groups in Syria, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Wednesday.

Kurdish children hold a flag of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) political wing, the Democratic Union Party (PYD), and banners during a demonstration against the exclusion of Syrian-Kurds from the Geneva talks in the northeastern Syrian city of Qamishli on February 4, 2016 - Sputnik International
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"Any armed actions on a territory of a sovereign state [should be] agreed with this country’s government. We are urging to exercise selectivity in picking targets and avoid attacking locations of opposition and ethnic groups, including Syrian Kurds," Zakharova told a briefing.

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