Russia calls on Turkey, others to exercise restraint in northeast Syria

MOSCOW - Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday called on Turkey and others to show restraint in northeast Syria, a sign of Moscow's growing concern about a Turkish military operation there against Kurdish forces.
The ministry said in a statement it was important not to allow the situation there to be further destabilized, calling what was happening a matter "of the most serious concern."
It called for talks to be held between the Syrian government and Kurdish forces and said it was ready to help facilitate such dialog.