Russia demands UN Security Council meeting over fears of Turkish ground op in Syria

MOSCOW: Russia called for a UN Security Council meeting Friday over fears of a possible Turkish ground operation in Syria, after Ankara mooted a possible joint intervention with Gulf and Western allies.

“Russia intends to convene a UN Security Council meeting today to discuss this issue and to introduce a draft resolution calling for a halt to any actions that would undermine the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria,” Russia’s foreign ministry said in a statement.