Western powers denounced Russia’s military support for Syrian dictator Bashar Assad following an attack that killed more than 30 Turkish troops, a surge in violence that has European officials fearing a broader conflict.
“Allies offer their deepest condolences for the death of Turkish soldiers in last night’s bombing in Idlib,” NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Friday after an emergency session of the alliance. “Allies condemn the continued indiscriminate air strikes by the Syrian regime and Russia in Idlib province.”
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan responded to the Thursday attack by striking several Assad regime military positions “and Russian bastion Latakia,” according to Turkish media. Russian