The U.S. envoy to the UN offered condolences to Turkey and threw Washington’s support behind Ankara on Friday after dozens of its troops were martyred by a Syrian regime attack. 

“Turkey has our full support to respond in self-defense to unjustified attacks on Turkish observation posts” in Idlib province, Kelly Craft told a UN Security Council emergency meeting in New York.

He demanded Russia immediately ground its warplanes and Syrian regime forces and their Russian backers withdraw to cease-fire lines first established in the Sochi agreement.

“A permanent ceasefire is the answer for this conflict,” she said.

Her remarks

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