Turkey seeks Russian approval for air campaign against Afrin

Turkey seeks Russian approval for air campaign against AfrinBy Gulsen Solaker and Tuvan Gumrukcu ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey dispatched its military chief to Moscow on Thursday, seeking approval for an air campaign in Syria’s Kurdish-controlled Afrin region, although Damascus warned it could shoot down any Turkish planes in its skies. Turkey’s foreign minister said the Moscow trip by Chief of Staff Hulusi Akar was part of talks with both Russia and Iran, the two main backers of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, to allow Turkish planes to take part in an Afrin campaign.



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