Turkish President Erdogan said that Russian air strikes against the anti-Assad forces in Syria are “unacceptable” and warned that these air strikes may alienate Moscow in the region.
Erdoğan said he expressed his views on Russia's air strikes during his visit to Moscow at the end of September, as well as in a recent phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“It saddens us that Moscow is taking such steps despite Turkey. We have a 911km border with Syria. Russia doesn’t have a border. In that case, what is Russia trying to achieve there? Russia is making a grave mistake.
This may be a sign of a first step which would isolate Russia in the region,” said Erdoğan.