Turkey, coalition partners, call on Russia to cease air strikes in Syria

ISTANBUL - Turkey and its partners in the US-led coalition against Islamic State on Friday called on Russia to cease its attacks on the Syria's opposition and focus on fighting Islamic militants, expressing "deep concern" over Moscow's air strikes.
In a joint statement with the United States, Britain, France, Germany and Gulf Arab allies, Turkey said Russia's actions constituted a "further escalation" of the conflict and would only fuel more extremism.