Lavrov: We disagree with Turkey about Kurds, there will be no joint operation in Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said there was no Turkish-Russian agreement and consensus on the Kurds in Syria as terrorists, pointing out that there would be no joint Russian-Iranian-Turkish military operation in Syria.


Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said there was no Russian-Turkish consensus that the Kurdish organizations in Syria considered terrorist.

"We have no common opinion with the Turks and their classification of the Kurds as terrorists," Lavrov said in an interview with Vietnam Television, China Central Television and Phoenix before his visit to China and Vietnam.

He added "We have to be clear and to question which of the Kurdish factions are really extremist and pose a threat to Turkey's security".

On the situation in Idlib, Lavrov said, "Most of the areas in Syria are witnessing a cease-fire, at the same time as the Idlib issue remains, where it is necessary to separate the armed opposition from the terrorists."

The Russian foreign minister confirmed that there are no plans to carry out joint military actions between Russia, Turkey and Iran on Syrian territory.



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