Russia says Turkey’s accusations of ethnic cleansing in Syria groundless
Russian foreign Minister Sergy Lavarov - AP/Alexender Zemelianichenko
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MOSCOW: Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, said on Thursday that accusations by Turkey of Moscow allegedly conducting ethnic cleansing in Syria are “groundless”.

Turkey’s prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu accused Russia on Wednesday of attempted “ethnic cleansing” in northern Syria, saying Moscow was trying to drive out the local Turkmen and Sunni Muslim populations to protect its military interests in the region.

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