September 5, 2018 / 6:14 PM / 16 days ago

Blanket bombing of Syria's Idlib is wrong, Turkish foreign minister says

ANKARA (Reuters) - Bombing the Syrian province of Idlib is wrong and should be stopped, Turkey’s foreign minister said on Wednesday, adding that Ankara was going to push at Friday’s planned summit in Tehran for a decision to stop such attacks.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu speaks during a news conference in Ankara, Turkey September 5, 2018. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Speaking at a joint news conference with his German counterpart Heiko Maas who is on an official visit to Ankara, Mevlut Cavusoglu said a common strategy was required to eliminate radical groups in Idlib but the continuation of attacks could be disastrous.

Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu; Writing by Humeyra Pamuk; Editing by Andrew Roche

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