Putin accuses Turkey's leadership of collaborating with extremists

Russian President Vladimir Putin accuses Turkey's leadership of collaborating with extremists.

"Turkey's current leadership does not fight radicals as much as it collaborates with them," Putin says in a nationally televised show in which he answers questions from the Russian public.

In southern Turkey, "there is actually a civil war," Putin says. "International society is trying not to notice it, but this is a fact. There is heavy weaponry - tanks, artillery."

Putin adds that it is unsafe for Russians to visit Turkey and Egypt because of security concerns.

Last update: Thu, 14/04/2016 - 13:15

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