Kremlin worried by situation in Syria, calls Trump's letter to Erdogan 'unusual'

AFP
Moscow, Russia Updated: Oct 17, 2019, 07:58 PM(IST)

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Peskov said Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan would discuss Turkey's actions in Syria at a meeting in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Tuesday next week

The Kremlin said on Thursday it was concerned by the humanitarian situation in northern Syria following Turkey's decision to launch a military operation there.

Peskov said Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan would discuss Turkey's actions in Syria at a meeting in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Tuesday next week.

Peskov also told journalists that a letter sent by US President Donald Trump to his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan, was highly unusual for correspondence between heads of state.

The White House on Wednesday released the October 9 letter, in which Trump urged Erdogan: "Don't be a tough guy" and "Don't be a fool!"

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