The U.S. is concerned about actions of the Turkish military in Syria

The U.S. is concerned about actions of the Turkish military in Syria


США обеспокоены действиями турецких военных в Сирии

However, the White house said the understanding concern of Ankara about security issues

During the Monday briefing, press Secretary of the White house Sarah Huckabee Sanders urged parties to the conflict in Northern Syria to show restraint, stressing that their main goal p remains a complete defeat “Islamic state.” At the same time Sanders noted that the U.S. is sympathetic to the concerns of Turkey in connection with the problems of its national security and to cooperate with her as an ally in NATO.

Earlier on Monday the United States expressed concern about the shelling, carried out by the Turkish military in Northern Syria, urging both sides to show restraint. This was stated In London the Secretary of state Rex Tillerson.

Turkey on Monday fired artillery a number of sites in the North of Syria, stating that can quickly defeat the forces supported by the US Kurdish militias that control the region Afrin. The world community is concerned about the Turkish military operation, which lasted for three days.

“We are concerned about the Turkish incident in the North of Syria,” said Tillerson, speaking in the British capital.

“We recognize and respect the legitimate right of Turkey to protect its citizens from terrorist elements,” he added. Tillerson called on both sides to show restraint and to minimize the number of victims among the civilian population, and also noted that the US “will see what I can do to work together to address the legitimate concerns of Turkey about security.”