Zakharova: Moscow regrets that Turkey continues to spread lies about Russia


MOSCOW, February 18. Moscow regrets that Turkey continues to attempt to discredit the efforts of Russia in the fight against terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia). This was stated by the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

“Weird, and sometimes inappropriate statements”

“The increase in terrorism in the region, when really we need to close ranks to combat this scourge, we see the strange, and sometimes even inadequate statements of Turkey that this rhetoric does not reduce, but rather increase only, – said Zakharov, is a question of attempts to discredit the efforts of Russia in the fight against ISIL (formerly ISIS)”.

“All these statements of the Turkish leadership – this is another disinformation and lies,” she said.

Moscow believes it is absolutely unacceptable statements by Turkish officials that Russia covertly supports ISIS, said Zakharova.

“Of course, absolutely unacceptable statements by Turkish officials that Russia covertly supported the Islamic state (formerly ISIS), said the diplomat. – Mr. Davutoglu (Prime Minister of Turkey), are You serious, are You kidding me? If this is a joke, but now, I think everyone, especially Turkey, should spend more time not irony or sarcasm, and specific actions to combat terrorism. At least, I think that this is what citizens of Turkey from you and wait.”

“It is amazing to hear these statements from the head of the government, as a result of actions of which in the South-East of their own country about 200 thousand people were forced to flee their homes and killed more than 500 civilians,” – said Zakharov.

“ISLAMIC STATE”

“Islamic state” (ISIS) – an Islamist terrorist organization operating inside Iraq and Syria. Established on 15 October 2006 by the merger of 11 radical Sunni groups. The core group forming the militants, who fought with American troops during their stay in Iraq and with the forces of the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

The IG recognized as a terrorist organization in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Turkey, Egypt, UAE, India, Indonesia, and Russia (29 December 2014).