16 Oct 2019

Russia weighs in on Turkey's invasion of Syria

From Morning Report, 7:49 am on 16 October 2019

Russia has called Turkey's invasion into Northern Syria unacceptable and warned it would not allow clashes between Turkish and Syrian forces. The comments came from Alexander Lavrentiev, Russian President Vladimir Putin's envoy for Syria, after U.S President Trump announced it had imposed sanctions on Turkey. Turkey has ignored those sanctions and pressed on with its assault anyway. The US is now also calling for an immediate cease fire. We speak to Washington correspondent, Simon Marks.