Kremlin: Turkey has legitimate security concerns over Syria

Kremlin: Turkey has legitimate security concerns over Syria
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Russia said it understands that Turkey has legitimate security concerns in Syria, which it will consider prior to a meeting between Putin and Erdogan
Ankara has carried out multiple operations in northern Syria since 2016 [Getty]

The Kremlin said on Friday that Turkey has legitimate security concerns over Syria and that it will take them into account ahead of a meeting between Russian President Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

However Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told reporters it was important to avoid actions that could "jeopardise Syria's territorial and political integrity".

Ankara has carried out multiple operations in northern Syria since 2016, seizing hundreds of kilometres of land and targeting the YPG, despite opposition from Moscow.

(Reuters)