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Russia expresses 'understanding' for Turkey’s security concerns in north Syria 

Receiving Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Ankara, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu maintains that the creation of a safe maritime corridor for Ukrainian grain exports should be accompanied by the easing of sanctions against Russia. 
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (L) and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (R).

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov reiterated his country’s “understanding” of Turkish security concerns along the Syrian border, saying that the issue of security and Syria's future will be addressed in trilateral talks between Russia, Turkey and Iran in two weeks. 

“We understand Turkey’s security concerns in northern Syria,” Lavrov said alongside his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, in a press conference at the end of his visit to Ankara, accusing the United States of “feeding” illegal forces in Syria, alluding to the People’s Protection Units (YPG), which Turkey considers to be an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). 

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