May 31, 2016 / 11:17 AM / in a year

Russia to Turkey: Withdraw your troops from Iraq - RIA cites Lavrov

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia demands that Turkey withdraw its troops from Iraq, the RIA news agency quoted Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying on Tuesday.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during a news conference in Vienna, Austria, May 17, 2016. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

“This (keeping troops in Iraq) is an absolutely unacceptable position,” it cited Lavrov as saying. “In principle, I believe that what the Turks are doing deserves far greater public attention on the part of our Western partners.”

Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; Writing by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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