[ Note: This is better late than never, but frankly, the Russians should have been pushing this sooner, and the same goes for its relations with Qatar, the Saudis and the Israelis. We never hear about any trade offs where they have to curtail their support of terrorism against Syria to do business with Russia.
And the same can be said for Iran, who has dodged the same issue… of having its soldiers fight and die in Syria, while Turkey supplies the terror brigades.
The business deals, either attracting foreign investment in Iran’s case, or getting some export market expansion, trump the human rights and War on Terror. There are no angels in any of this.
That said, Moscow times when they take action, so they see some benefit that now is the time, that they have established themselves as a trusted intermediary in the Mid East, which is true to a large extent. But either way, we wish them well in this endeavor, but diplomatic immunity usually wins out in the cases… JD ]
– First aired on March 16, 2016 –
Russia has called for a probe on reports of massive human rights abuse against Kurdish people in south-eastern Turkey. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said any reports about large scale human rights abuse and violations of international humanitarian law must be investigated. He said there are special international procedures to investigate the reports.
The top Russian diplomat also said Turkey’s shelling of Syrian territories is undermining the efforts of the international community to resolve the years-long conflict. Lavrov made the comments in a joint press conference in Moscow with his Egyptian counterpart.
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