Ankara is closely monitoring Russian troop activity on its border with Syria, AFP reported on Friday.

Troop movement takes place days before the US, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Iran, the Syrian government and the opposition are expected for talks UN auspices in Geneva. Turkey suggests troop movements are an attempt by Moscow to show muscle, and thereby to frame the course of the talks.

Over a 100 Russian servicemen have been seen in Qamishli, building a base next to an airfield south of ...

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