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Turkey PM urges Russia, US to stop ‘street fighting’ over Syria

ISTANBUL — Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Wednesday tells Russia and the United States to end their “street fighting” over Syria, saying it was time to put aside a rivalry that risked harming civilians.

“It’s street fighting. They are fighting like street bullies. But who is paying the price? It’s civilians,” Yildirim says in a televised speech in Istanbul.

“Now is not the time for rivalry. It’s the time to heal the wounds in the region and to come together and to leave aside the fight,” he says.

— AFP

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim delivers a speech at a party meeting in Ankara on October 31, 2017. (AFP Photo/Adem Altan)

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