Russia Says Turkey Suppresses Kurds Under Pretext of Fighting Terrorism

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during a meeting with his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Moscow on March 23. (Source: Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin)

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Ankara is hindering Kurdish forces in their fight against Islamic State and using the slogan of a “war against terrorism” to suppress Kurdish organizations in Syria and Turkey, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday.

Illegal traffic across the Turkish-Syrian border has decreased dramatically since the start of Russia’s military operation in Syria, Lavrov told a news briefing.

Referring to the Turkish border, he stressed a need to fully implement U.N. Security Council resolutions demanding a halt of trade in artifacts and oil with Islamic State and to stop “terrorists” from crossing into Syria, including from Turkey.


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  1. zarkim said:

    Americans funded, armed and encouraged Turkey to allow these terrorists to get stronger, enter Syria/Iraq and kill/kidnap innocent civilians. Most of these terrorists’ weapons were supplies by US Administration and allies. Aiding and abetting (Accessory): Americans have helped (And still do) Turkey Loot Iraq/Syira including stealing oil.
    Turkish terrorists that attacked Kessab were encouraged by Americans/allies and NATO including ISRAEL. ISIS exists because of Americans and their allies. ISIS’s stronghold/nest is in Turkey.
    CCTV shows Turks looting a Kurdish bookstore during violent protests
    Kurdish people and all other groups who have been hurt by these animals should blame the Americans for their cowardly act of stirring things up and then running away. These terrorists have been funded and trained by Americans and have committed atrocities in Syria, Iraq, Libya, etc..
    What about TURKISH act against the KURDS? Killing them every day using different excuses?
    What about TURKISH terrorist targeting and killing Armenians in Kesab? And Aleppo?