The Kremlin on Wednesday accused Turkey of flouting agreements it had made with Russia to neutralize terrorists in the Syrian province of Idlib and said terrorist attacks on Syrian and Russian forces in the region were continuing.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has censured major American daily newspaper The Washington Post for promoting "terrorist propaganda," after it published an article penned by a founder of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militant group.
The United States has accused Russia of trying to cover up the role of the Syrian government in the recent suspected chemical weapons attack in northwestern Syria, as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits Moscow.
The Russian deputy defense minister has accused the West of propping up the ISIL terrorist group in collaboration with its regional allies in a bid to overthrow the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Syria has accused neighboring Turkey of having provided logistical support as well as massive fire cover for foreign-sponsored militants to capture the northwestern cities of Idlib and Jisr al-Shughur.