WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — On Thursday, the International Syrian Support Group met in Munich on the sidelines of the Security Conference held there. The session resulted in the adoption of a final communique that set a one-week deadline for measures to be implemented to end the hostilities in Syria.
"We urge Turkey to cease its artillery fire over the [Syrian] border."
Toner also added that the United States has no evidence that Turkey is preparing a ground military operation in Syria
"We have not seen any evidence that Turkey is preparing any kind of a ground offensive [in Syria]."
Turkey’s Actions in Syria Unlikely to Lead to Russia-NATO Confrontation
The escalation of tensions in Syria with the recent military actions by Turkey against the Kurds is unlikely to trigger Russia-NATO confrontation, Mark Toner also said.
Asked whether Ankara’s actions against Kurds in Syria may lead to NATO confrontation with Russia, Toner said, "No. Obviously, Turkey is an ally and a partner in the [anti-Daesh] coalition, but there has been no NATO involvement… There is no cause to see any concern."