MOSCOW - Russia has evidence that Turkish armed forces are on Syrian territory, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in comments to Ren-TV, which were broadcast on Sunday and quoted by Russian news agencies.

Lavrov also called Turkey's actions on the Turkish-Syrian border "creeping expansion" and said Russia would insist the United Nations invites Kurds to peace talks on the Syrian conflict despite Turkey's opposition.

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He added Russia was willing to coordinate its actions in Syria with the United States so that the city of Raqqa could be taken back.