Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told APA, Censor.NET reports citing LigaBusinessInform.
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"Russia says it is in Syria because it was invited by the Syrian government. The Syrian government is not a legitimate government. Why did you send forces to Georgia then? Because you were invited? Did you send forces to Ukraine because you were invited there?" Erdogan has criticized Russia's actions in Syria.
Erdogan has also rejected that Russian forces are fighting ISIS in Syria. "Turkmens say Russia bombs their villages. Russia is not fighting against ISIS," he said.
Erdogan came out with this statement after Turkish troops repelled an attack by members of the terrorist group 'Islamic State' on a military base in northern Iraq where Turkish soldiers are training an Iraqi militia. As many as 18 ISIS militants were killed in the attack.
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