October 15, 2019 / 5:25 PM / a month ago

Kremlin envoy says Turkish military must not stay in Syria

FILE PHOTO: Russia's special envoy on Syria Alexander Lavrentiev attends a meeting during consultations on Syria at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland September 11, 2018. Salvatore Di Nolfi/Pool via REUTERS

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Russia’s presidential envoy for Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev, said on Tuesday that Turkey has no right to deploy its forces in Syria permanently.

Speaking to journalists in Abu Dhabi about the Turkish military operation in Syria, he said that, according to earlier agreements, Turkish military can only cross into Syria and go 5-10 kilometers into its territory.

He said that Moscow does not approve the operation.

Reporting by Olesya Astakhova, writing by Maria Tsvetkova

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