Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Russia should be held accountable «for the mass murder of civilians in Syria,» reported on 5 February the news Agency Reuters.
Speaking at a press conference together with the President of Senegal during his visit in this African country, Erdogan said that Russia and Syria are collectively responsible for the death of 400 thousand civilians.
He again repeated that Russia wants to establish a «state store» for its ally President Bashar Assad.
We will remind, Russian-Turkish relations are going through a severe crisis. 24 November 2015 Turkish air force has shot down a Russian su-24 bomber, killing one of two pilots.
Recently, the Russian defense Ministry announced that Turkey is preparing a military incursion into Syrian territory. Ankara issued a denial of this message.