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Turkey and US-led coalition urge Russia to stop air strikes on Syrian opposition
Turkeyand its partners in the US-led coalition againstISILon Friday (October 2) called onRussiato stop its air strikes on the Syrian opposition and focus on fighting Islamist militants.
Ina joint statementwith the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, Turkey said Russia’s actions constitute “a further escalation and will only fuel more extremism and radicalization.”
Euronews asked the leader of Turkey’s main opposition party, theCHP, whether it would support military action inSyriato fightISIL.
Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said: “If needed, there should be military operations, there are already some proposals for this. If it’s needed to battleISIL, theCHPwill back a parliamentary resolution on the topic.”
Ankara has bombardedISILtargets but stopped short of sending troops to Syria. The neighbouring conflict has been a heated topic ahead of Turkey’s general election next month.