WASHINGTON 

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio backed Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday amid an ongoing offensive in Syria’s Idlib province.    

Turkish troops have come under attack in recent weeks by Bashar al-Assad’s forces in the province, the scene of an offensive by regime forces backed by Russia.

Re-upping my post from yesterday because today #Turkey suffered mass casualties after an air strike in #Syria.

A @NATO partner is on the verge of armed hostilities with #Russia. https://t.co/jHMIEEGjs7 https://t.co/crMCsGJl9H

— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) February 27, 2020

On Twitter, Rubio, a Florida Republican, said the “prospects of a direct military

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